What is logic?
Not just you, but you all the same. Something quite easy to conceive, actually.
We’ll get there step by step. From simple to complex. Where complex remains perfectly simple – if you just keep the steps in mind.
Let’s start with and from the concept of “formal” logic that most people will be familiar with. We generally expect to be notorious for refraining from repeating another time what is – or can be – known from other sources, instead restricting ourselves to adding logical value to concepts that may seem “known” but are actually not yet (fully) understood.
So. “Formal” logic. Can you find, can you “discover” it somewhere “outside”? In the garden, on the street, in the mountains, in one – or that other – shining sea? No. “Formal” logic is a product of human thought. You are human, able to think, so “formal” logic is your product. If we want to get a grasp on an immaterial product such as “formal” logic, we need to get a grasp on its producer.
To comprehend “formal” logic at its very root, at the producer level, we need to observe what we as its producers are and do. So let us watch ourselves. When I think “I”, what happens? I double as both the subject and the object of my thought. I distinguish myself from myself – all the while remaining one obviously. So I am actually two and one in one, the identity of identity and non-identity. I am a contained contradiction. So are you, as you, too, are an “I”.
Now think of the “A = A” in formal logic. What do you see? If you are inclined to answer: “identity”, look again. There are two “A”s in the equation. They are meant to signify identity, but that is not the entirety of what is actually stated. It is not possible to ever express what people imagine they are expressing in a given statement unless they expressly state a contradiction. An expressly stated contradiction contains both opposites that are always present in every “thing” that is true.
Logic is both structure and process, a structured process, self-structuring, auto-construction.
So far we consider this page a stub, to be expanded as time permits, yet you should get the basic idea. Do challenge us on it if you do not agree, we would be happy to get the discussion started.