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  • MOHAMMAD ALI JINNAH UNIVERSITY KARACHI, PAKISTAN M. Shaharyar Saeed SP10-BB-0039 Dated; 19th January, 2012 Introduction to logic Section “A” ARTICLE # 01 On Utility of Logic Dr. Shafqat Bukhari
  • Utility of Logic What is Logic? Definition Logic is for constructing proofs, which give us reliable confirmation of the truth of the proven proposition. OR The term “logic” is used quite a lot, but not always in its technical sense. Logic, strictly speaking, is the science or study of how to evaluate arguments and reasoning. OR Refers to a user's view of the way data or systems are organized. The opposite of logical is physical, which refers to the real organization of a system. Some Points on the Utility of Logic 1. * Enables clear thought through a rigorous demand for truthfulness. 2. * Because thought processes are clarified, the use of logic enables consideration of all available options for opinion and action, and decreases the persuasive power of popular opinion. 3. * Because available options have been fairly considered, the use of logic increases the likelihood that subsequent opinions and actions will adhere most closely to the truth. 4. * Adherence to the truth, while sometimes painful, is the human condition more likely to lead to satisfactory outcomes in most situations. 5. * Therefore, logic’s relevance to everyday life is that its use improves the likelihood of satisfactory outcomes in the day-to-day decisions each person makes. 6. There are many benefits to the actual study of logic the way it is taught in schools and colleges and here are some of them. 7. The first benefit of logic is that it helps the mind to think in a certain formulaic way.
  • 8. Human nature calls for use of patterns and stereotypes while making decisions. You could also add to this list prejudices and generalizations that are often erroneous. By using logic, we eliminate these and thus ensure that the answer we arrive at is more plausible and logical. It is also a way in which you can get several people to think about the same problem and arrive at the same answer to each person's satisfaction. 9. Logic is not used only in an abstract sense but is the basis of a large number of other fields. From the sciences to the arts and even to commerce and industry, all of these use different versions of this field and in various ways. 10. Therefore, by having a good understanding of the subject, you will automatically be able to have an edge over others working in the field or studying it for the first time. References: http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/The-Benefits-Of-Logic/1524766 http://www.google.com.pk/search? q=Benefits+of+Logic+in+daily+life&hl=en&prmd=imvns&ei=7KUXT-X_Hu- WiQewmd2CBA&start=10&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024& bih=578&ech=1&psi=6qAXT5j_FIbwrQfev6gy.1326948591138.28&emsg=NCS R&noj=1&ei=7KUXT-X_Hu-WiQewmd2CBA http://www.google.com.pk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=benefits%20of%20logic%20in %20daily%20life&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CE0QFjAH&url=http%3A%2F %2Fwiki.answers.com%2FQ %2FWhy_is_logic_relevant_to_everyday_life&ei=7KUXT-X_Hu- WiQewmd2CBA&usg=AFQjCNHeWwVI- 2pXOOA3W33Bgt7vyKv_2w&cad=rja http://www.afswall.com.au/index.php? option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=22&Itemid=129 View slide