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Topic: Is logic part of mathematics - or is mathematics part of logic?
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Robert Hansen

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Re: Is logic part of mathematics - or is mathematics part of logic?
Posted: Jul 7, 2013 10:09 PM
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On Jul 7, 2013, at 4:22 PM, "Clyde Greeno @ MALEI" <greeno@malei.org> wrote:

> Hansen's reasoning (by his use of the humanly natural creative and rational processes that constitute the psychological meaning of "common sense") contradicts his own argument against common sense being "the seat of human reasoning."


"Common sense is defined by Merriam-Webster as, "sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts."[1] Thus, "common sense" (in this view) equates to the knowledge and experience which most people already have, or which the person using the term believes that they do or should have. The Cambridge Dictionary defines it as, "the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way".[2]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_sense

That sounds good enough for me.

If you are saying that psychology identifies "common sense" with higher level reasoning, then what do they call the common sense as described in those dictionary entries? You are the first person that I know that doesn't make a distinction.

Bob Hansen






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