Nature of Logic and Perception
While most of us have a lot of gullibility and skepticism of believing everything or
doubting the outcome in problem solving or our daily lives, logic and perception are important
principles of critical thinking. It is necessary to react to our problems and situations from more
than an emotional point of view and in the world today we face complicated situations and
problems in our both professional and personal lives.
Logic is defined as the study of correct argument, the ability of reasoning your choices, to
examine the consequence of every available action and then choose the best one.
Logical thinking is a very important skill and it must be taught, like all other skills we
know. There are many life situations in which the ability to think logically is important. If a man
is standing on a curb and there is a large truck approaching at a fast speed, his life literally
depends on whether or not he is able to think logically. If he can, he will surely understand that
he must wait for the truck to pass him, or otherwise it will run him over.
Logical thinking simply is a train of thought. Almost like looking into and predicting the
future: if this happens, then that will happen. However, this has nothing to do with actual fortune
telling. Logical thinking is based on the interpretation of prevalent circumstances and then
predicting what will happen if the same circumstances continue to succeed.
The ability for a person to think logically is of vast practical importance in our lives. We
are busy day after day interpreting all available evidence and making predictions on what will
and should happen next.
When I walk along the beach, it is my interpretation of the available evidence that leads
me to the conclusion that it will be safe to put a foot forward for the next step I take. At the same
time, the moment situation changes and I hear a gunshot. I may have to reinterpret and then...