Psychology and Logic

  • Ben Goertzel
Part of the International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 9)


I have already talked a little about deduction and its role in the mind. In this chapter, however, I will develop this theme much more fully. The relation between psychology and logic is important, not only because of the central role of deductive logic in human thought, but also because it is a microcosm of the relation between language and thought in general. Logic is an example of a linguistic system, and it reveals certain phenomena that are obscured by the sheer complexity of other linguistic systems.


Mathematical Logic Boolean Logic Deductive System Human Reasoning Deductive Logic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Goertzel
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  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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