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Philosophical logic[edit]

Request article of 'Implicit Premises, also apparently refered to as Suppressed Premises' Which is arguments/syllogisms based on presupposed premises not mentioned.

  • Anti-Procreation Movement
  • Appeal to classical allusions
  • Argumentum ad Somalium
  • Asserting an alternative
  • Axiometry The typological systemization and parsing of categories. Believed to be invented by Nathan Coppedge. Similar although not identical methods may be found in Kant, Aristotle, Modal Realism, Venn diagrams, and Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Coppedge makes the distinction that prior traditions had become obsessed with specifically mathematical logic, with the exception of Frege. By contrast to mathematics, axiometry is focused on properties called qualia (qualities), under the assumption that definitions which do not have qualities cannot be perceived, and thus cannot be rational. The primary examples of methods which use axiometry are Coppedge's categorical deduction (not to be confused with the syllogism, imperative, or analogy), and coherent logic in general, often with a specific graphical application
  • B. R. A. I. N. Information gathering technique for informed decision making primarily in childbirth, acronym of Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, Intuition, Need Time. Or B. R. A. I. N. E. D. Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, Intuition, Nothing, Evaluate, Decide.
  • Categorical Deduction Introduced by Nathan Coppedge in 2013 vs. earlier forms such as categorical syllogism, categorical imperative, and standard analogy. The method follows a format that is always cyclical (circular and linear). In a quadra format it takes the form of four opposite categories (two polar opposite pairs) arranged in the strict form AB:CD or AD:CB (this can also be expressed as 'AB-CD or AD-CB' or 'A-B :: C-D or A-D :: C-B') in the case of quadra. The positions represent formal spatial relations, which can be treated as formally contingent. That is, it is a system which can be standardized. If it is understood that polar opposites represent all territories between the terms, and that no terms exist beyond the terms in terms of the definitions, and also that neutral terms may be formalized as inconsequential, then the effect is to describe any definable linguistic context coherently. A more obvious application is the use of categorical deduction in corresponding between systems of knowledge. In this system, highly abstract terms do not carry the limitations they do for extemporaneous thinking. The relation of one pole to another in terms of a context of further opposites offers the advantage of extrapolating distantly related information, and relating it in humanly expressible terms. One limitation is the requirement for complexity in complex functions, but it may be said that this problem already exists for other types of systems, and is often ignored. Coppedge describes a method for formatting aphorisms as a way of solving the complexity problem using a related method in his book How to Write Aphorisms (Amazon Direct Publishing, 2014). In general, categorical deduction is related to the emerging field of axiometry (not to be confused with axonometrics).
  • Coherent Logic Nathan Larkin Coppedge introduces primarily diagrammatic methods and means of deductions as a way of objectifying knowledge and standardizing correspondence with other types of systems. Paraphrased Source: The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (Authorhouse, 2013; CreateSpace Direct Publishing, 2014).
  • Common thread reasoning
  • Conscious Energetics
  • Conjunctive forks
  • Converting a conditional
  • Doctrine of Unexpected Consequences
  • double-paradox or philosophical paroxysm Nathan Coppedge defines a paroxysm as a double-paradox, a paradox used as a solution to a paradox. This requires reversing all the terms, but also requires that the initial terms form a sufficient definition of a paradoxical problem. See The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (Authorhouse, 2013; CreateSpace Direct Publishing, 2014). Nathan's online articles support theories of graphical translation of knowledge-oriented terms such as definitions and categories, often consisting of opposites. See also Categorical Deduction (which is not a syllogism, an imperative, or an analogy). "Paroxysm" is also the name of a book of interviews with the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (Verso, 1998), which may have inspired Coppedge's new definition
  • Dream logic
  • Equivocity
    • Perhaps what is meant is amphiboly
    • Add to wiktionary quality or state of equivocation
  • Esser, Wilhelm, German logician
  • Exponential knowledge The method of Categorical Deduction popularized at knowledge-oriented websties in 2013 by Nathan Coppedge proposes a solution to the problems of Information based complexity known as the curse of dimensionality common in disciplines such as Economics and Mathematics. The paradox of the curse of dimensionality: Coppedge proposes that exponential knowledge has the opposite effect of complexity, which he terms "perfection," with the implication that it may ironically be perfection and not complexity which creates information overload.
  • Fallacious reasoning
  • Fallacy of assuming a common cause
  • Fallacy of biased generalization
  • Fallacies of distraction
  • Fallacies of explanation
  • Fallacy of personal preference assumptions
  • Fallacy of quantificational logic
  • Fallacy of reverse causation
  • Fallacy of the alternative syllogism
  • Fallacy of the disjunctive syllogism
  • Fallacy of the propositional logic
  • Free time (fallacy)
  • Futurist extrapolation

Mathematical logic[edit]


Cuil Theory* Dense time

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Dialogical Ecology.





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