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Protagoras vs. Euathlus Resolved - April 30, 2017 8:45 AM
© Copyright Avi Sion, 2016. All rights reserved. This essay will be a chapter in my next book.   1.   An ancient paradox One of the many alleged paradoxes that...
Critique of the Buddhist Five Skandhas Doctrine, sections 1 and 2 - November 16, 2016 11:18 AM
© Copyright Avi Sion, 2016. All rights reserved. This essay will be a chapter in my next book.   In this essay, I shall critically comment on the Buddhist ‘five...
Critique of the Buddhist Five Skandhas Doctrine, sections 3 and 4 - November 16, 2016 10:50 AM
© Copyright Avi Sion, 2016. All rights reserved   3. The metaphysical aspects The Encyclopaedia Britannica[1] defines the skandhas as “the five elements that...
The Sorites Paradox is Contrived - November 16, 2016 7:44 AM
© Copyright Avi Sion, 2016. All rights reserved. This essay will be a chapter in my next book.   1. What's a heap? The Sorites paradox is not a paradox, in the...
My new book: A Fortiori Logic - November 24, 2013 1:03 AM
A Fortiori Logic: Innovations, History and Assessments, by Avi Sion, is a wide-ranging and in-depth study of a fortiori reasoning, comprising a great many new theoretical...
Causative Syllogism - October 10, 2010 2:30 AM
Thirteenth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. The present post continues and ends my brief account of causative logic...
About Laws of Causation - September 7, 2010 12:47 AM
Twelfth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. In this and the next few posts, I will write about the logic of...
How is Causation Known? - August 22, 2010 11:22 PM
Eleventh post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. In this and the next few posts, I will write about the logic of...
What is Causation? - August 1, 2010 12:00 AM
Tenth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. In this and the next few posts, I will write about the logic of causation,...
The Logic of Causation: abstract - July 23, 2010 1:36 AM
Ninth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. In this and the next few posts, I will write about the logic of causation,...
Introduction to the theory of induction: about generalization and particularization - April 9, 2010 2:52 AM
Eighth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. First, let me apologize again to readers for not posting new blogs more...
Introduction to the theory of induction: about adduction - February 18, 2010 1:11 AM
Seventh post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. First, let me apologize to readers for not posting new blogs more often,...
So-called material implication cannot adequately do the job of ‘de re’ conditionals - January 21, 2010 4:07 AM
Sixth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. The present post is intended as a continuation of the preceding one...
Distinguishing the modes of conditioning - January 5, 2010 1:07 AM
Fifth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. One of the most striking demonstrations of the importance of...
Logic depends for its full development on identifying the various categories and types of modality - December 10, 2009 1:19 AM
Fourth post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my...
A systematic listing and validation of modal syllogisms - November 29, 2009 3:14 AM
Third post in the ongoing series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my works. There is so much to say, I hardly know where to start. Perhaps I had best...
Evolving from the traditional static formal deductive logic to a more dynamic treatment of classification - November 15, 2009 2:08 AM
Second post in the series on important innovations in logic theory to be found in my...
The conclusion of a modal syllogism does not always just follow the modality of the weakest premise - November 9, 2009 1:35 AM
In my first ten blog posts, I have endeavored to give readers a quick cross-section of my philosophy, ranging over a variety of subjects. In the present posting, and the...
Two basic meditations: breath awareness and thought awareness - October 12, 2009 2:08 AM
Extract from MORE MEDITATIONS, CHAPTER 2. http://www.thelogician.net/6_reflect/6_Book_4/6d_chapter_02.htmTo meditate is to make a sustained effort to increase one’s...
Mental health can be equated mainly to self-knowledge, self-control and self-value - October 5, 2009 3:50 AM
Extract from MORE MEDITATIONS, CHAPTER 6. http://www.thelogician.net/6_reflect/6_Book_4/6d_chapter_06.htm Just as our physical health is defined with reference to the...
The concepts of life, consciousness and volition are central to any ethical claim or system - September 28, 2009 9:41 PM
Extract from VOLITION AND ALLIED CAUSAL CONCEPTS, CHAPTER 17.http://www.thelogician.net/4b_volition/4b_chapter_17.htmThe term ‘deontology’ may be taken to refer to the...
Human will is free and yet capable of being influenced - that is, conditioned through consciousness - September 21, 2009 12:35 AM
Extract from VOLITION AND ALLIED CAUSAL CONCEPTS, CHAPTER 5.http://www.thelogician.net/4b_volition/4b_chapter_05.htmAn important and complex concept in causal logic, and...
Clarifying the relation between the concepts of necessary causation, inertial causation and volition - September 11, 2009 3:18 AM
Extract from VOLITION AND ALLIED CAUSAL CONCEPTS, CHAPTER 2. http://www.thelogician.net/4b_volition/4b_chapter_02.htm   In natural causality or determinism, we must...
Two important criticisms of the Buddhist notion of non-self - August 30, 2009 8:03 AM
Extract from BUDDHIST ILOGIC, CHAPTER 11. http://www.thelogician.net/3b_buddhist_illogic/3b_chapter_11.htm I think it is very important to realize that all Buddhist accounts...
We cannot experience something negative without first thinking about the corresponding positive - August 23, 2009 12:53 PM
Extract from: RUMINATIONS, CHAPTER 9. http://www.thelogician.net/5b_ruminate/5b_chapter_09.htm Negation is a pillar of both deductive and inductive logic, and requires careful...