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  1. A new theory of truth and logic by nemesis45 in General Philosophy
    I am also discussing it here: Kindly find a summary of my idea on Truth here: Right now there is no point in reasoning - empty. Now we see from our observation around us, from observing reasoning and logic, that we can have a true and false ...
  2. need help understanding truth functional entailment by forever in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    I am reading a book called The Logic Book. There is a section describing Truth Functional Entailment and Truth Functional Validity. We are told the following: (is it a statement? a proposition?) A set Γ of sentences of SL (symbolic language) truth functionally entails a sentence P if and only if ...
  3. Can consent override rights? by Laughable Junnyzup in Ethics
    Is it possible to do something that violates somebody's rights even if he or she consents to it? For example, if euthanasia denies somebody of their right to live, yet the patient consents to it because they're in horrible pain, are we really violating their rights?
  4. Nature of truth in math by nemesis45 in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    Truth in Mathematics Things in mathematics are equally true. Does this pique your interest? If so, read on. 2 + 2 = 4, is true. So is, sin(pi) = 0, and even if you consider a property of a random object, or a probabilistic measure, let's say, Probability of getting a heads upon flipping a fair coin...
  5. Rough Sketch of Goedel's Incompleteness Theorems by Pippen in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    Hallo friends, I am working on an intuitive and easy-to-grasp sketch of Goedel’s theorems, maybe someone here knows Gödel’s proof, so he/she can give her/his opinion about it. Here we go: First Incompleteness Theorem We assume a consistent formal S(ystem) where we can formulate the f...