In a cruel irony, speculators - rather then elected politicians - are the shots on crisis management. In an absurd **logic**, those who foster financial turbulence have been invited by the G7 Finance ministers to identify policies which attenuate financial turbulence.

— Economic Warfare, Chapter 21, p. 327

A successful politician must not only be able to read the mood of the public, he must have the skill to get the public on his side. The public is moved by mood more than **logic**, by instinct more than reason, and that is something that every politician must make use of or guard against

— Chapter Three, The Business Of politics, p. 67

The very reason we need **logic** at all is because most reasoning is not conscious at all.

— Book I, Chapter 1, p. 41

Discovery in mathematics is not a matter of **logic**. It is rather the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and in which unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs, a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.

— Attributed in Chaplin, Virginia. "Princeton & Mathematics: A Notable Record".

"Of course not," she agreed, "You are nothing if not exhaustive in your self-congratulatory made-up **logic**."

— Blushweaver (Warbreaker (2009))

Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very **logic** of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.

— Part II, Chapter XIII, Section II, pg. 146

We are confident that the Islamic **logic**, culture, and discourse can prove their superiority in all fields over all schools of thought and theories.

— Ahmadinejad on His Proposal for a Jewish State in Europe and on Iran's Nuclear Energy Jan. 2006.

It had been different during his first year of graduate school, when he temporarily forsook physics to explore instead the realm of the senses. Applying **logic** to the late-blooming quandries of maturity, he had parsed the:;elements of encounter, banter, negotiation, and consummation, separating and solving the variables one by one until the problem if not generally solved did appear to have tractable special solutions.

— Part V (p. 236)

The plain fact is that many of the reputations which today occupy the poetic limelight are such as would crumble immediately if poetry such as Empson's, with its passion, **logic**, and formal beauty, were to become widely known.

— John Wain "Ambiguous Gifts", in

This type of paradox is quite characteristic of Zen. It is an attempt to "break the mind of **logic**".

— This statement refers to a koan

A page of history is worth a volume of **logic**.

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The world of visual perspective is one of unified and homogeneous space. Such a world is alien to the resonating diversity of spoken words. So language was the last art to accept the visual **logic** of Gutenberg technology, and the first to rebound in the electric age.

— p. 136 ("The Agenbite of Outwit")

… we’re not all the same. A common liberal refrain … is that differences between individuals are statistically more significant than those between cultural, ethnic, and racial groups. I don’t see why the fact of inter-individual differences would nullify inter-group variance. That’s liberal **logic** for you.

— “The Kindness of (Caucasian) Strangers”,

A logical theory may be tested by its capacity for dealing with puzzles, and it is a wholesome plan, in thinking about **logic**, to stock the mind with as many puzzles as possible, since these serve much the same purpose as is served by experiments in physical science.

— "On Denoting",

Maurras, with perfect **logic** , is an atheist . The Cardinal [Richelieu], in postulating something whose whole reality is confined to this world as an absolute value, committed the sin of idolatry . ... The real sin of idolatry is always committed on behalf of something similar to the State.

— p. 199 (Prelude to Politics (1943))

The instincts of man are so earth-bound that they shrewdly sense it whenever the approach of **logic** threatens them.

— Chapter Five, Christian sources, p. 87

**logic** is usually understood nowadays as a study of certain formal systems, though in former times there were philosophers who held that the subject matter of **logic** was the formal rules of human thought.

— Hans Freudenthal (1968) "Realistic models in probability"

The want of **logic** annoys. Too much **logic** bores. Life eludes **logic**, and everything that **logic** alone constructs remains artificial and forced.

— André Gide (1956)

The war industries in many countries and the enormous trade in weapons of all kinds generate corruption and fuel conflict throughout the world. The existence of an immensely powerful military-industrial complex constitutes a danger to democracy, both internationally and domestically, because it follows its own **logic** and operates independently of popular participation.

— Alfred de Zayas' comments to the remarks made by NGOs and States during the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Session [40] Comments by Alfred de Zayas, Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, following the Interactive Dialogue on the presentation of his thematic report

Dialectical **logic** is loyal to the contradictions, not by the reasoning of “on the one hand and the other” but by tracing the contradictions to their fractured source.

— Russell Jacoby,

I hope I may claim in the present work to have made it probable that the laws of arithmetic are analytic judgments and consequently a priori. Arithmetic thus becomes simply a development of **logic**, and every proposition of arithmetic a law of **logic**, albeit a derivative one. To apply arithmetic in the physical sciences is to bring **logic** to bear on observed facts; calculation becomes deduction.

— Gottlob Frege (1884)

The creative scientist lives in a 'wildness of **logic** ,' where reason is the handmaiden and not the master.

— Marston Morse in: Virginia Chaplin (1858) "Princeton & Mathematics: A Notable Record"" in: Princeton Alumni Weekly, May 9, 1958

Ever since Plato most philosophers have considered it part of their business to produce ‘proofs’ of immortality and the existence of God . They have found fault with the proofs of their predecessors Saint Thomas rejected Saint Anselm's proofs, and Kant rejected Descartes ' but they have supplied new ones of their own. In order to make their proofs seem valid, they have had to falsify **logic** , to make mathematics mystical , and to pretend that deep seated prejudices were heaven-sent intuitions .

— Bertrand Russell, in

**logic** doesn't apply to the real world. Mishima

— 1981 In Douglas R Hofstadter and Daniel C Dennett (eds) The Mind's I: fantasies and reflections on self and soul.

The fact that all Mathematics is Symbolic **logic** is one of the greatest discoveries of our age; and when this fact has been established, the remainder of the principles of mathematics consists in the analysis of Symbolic **logic** itself.

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A certain maxim of **logic** which I have called Pragmatism has recommended itself to me for diverse reasons and on sundry considerations.

— Charles Sanders Peirce (1903)