Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Peter Coffey on the Art of Logic

"To have the art of doing a certain thing is imply to know and possess and make use of all the requisite means for doing that thing well and properly. 'An art,' says St. Thomas, 'is nothing more than a right conception of the way to do certain things'. Logic, considered as an art, is therefore the collection of those practical rule which should regulate our thinking and reasoning processes. And as it is these latter functions which frame the rules for all departments of external activity-therules which constitute all the arts-the art of right thinking will underlie and direct all the other arts."

Stand firm in Christ

1. Coffey, Peter. The Science of Logic: Volume 1 (Forgotten Books: 2012). 13.

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