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FUTURE LOGIC

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATION

JUDAIC LOGIC

© Avi Sion, 1990 and 1996. 

© Avi Sion, 1999, 2003, 2010.

© Avi Sion, 1995 and 1997. 

Abstract

Abstract

Abstract

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapters

Chapters 

Part I. Actual Categoricals

Phase One: Macroanalysis

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

1. The Paradigm of Causation

2. Adductive Logic in the Torah

2. Foundations

2. The Generic Determinations

3. The Formalities of  A-Fortiori  Logic

3. Logical Relations

3. The Specific Determinations

4. Qal VaChomer

4. Words and Things

4. Immediate Inferences

5. Revised List of Biblical  A-Fortiori

5. Propositions

5. Causative Syllogism

6. The Language of Biblical  A-Fortiori

6. Oppositions

6. Lists of Positive Moods

7. Without Prejudice

7. Eductions

7. Reduction of Positive Moods

8. Initial Impressions

8. Syllogisms: Definitions

8. Matricial Analyses

9. Traditional Teachings

9. Syllogisms: Applications

9. Squeezing Out More Information 

10. The Thirteen  Midot  (I)

10. Syllogisms: Validations

10. Wrapping Up Phase One

11. The Thirteen  Midot  (II)

Part II. Modal Categoricals

Phase Two: Microanalysis

12. The Sinai Connection.

11. Modality: Categories and Types

11. Piecemeal Microanalysis

13. On the Concept of  Mitzvah

12. Sources of Modality

12. Systematic Microanalysis

14. Logical Aspects of  Emunah

13. Modal Propositions

13. Some More Microanalyses

15. Epilogue

14. Modal Oppositions and Eductions

14. Main Three-Item Syllogisms

Appendices

15. Main Modal Syllogisms

15. Some More Three-Item Syllogisms

Addenda

16. Other Modal Syllogisms

16. Outstanding Issues

Diagrams

17. Transitive Categoricals

Phase Three: Software Assisted Analysis

Allied Works 

18. Permutation

17. Resuming the Research

Jewish Logic: A Brief History and Evaluation

19. More About Quantity

18. Moduses of the Forms

Le raisonnement talmudique

Part III. Logical Conditioning

19. Defining Causation

Islamic Logic

20. Credibility

20. Concerning Complements

Order the Slatkine Edition of Judaic Logic

21. Logical Modality

21. Causative Syllogisms

22. Contextuality

22. Scanning for Conclusions

MEDITATIONS

23. Conjunction

23. Exploring Further Afield

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24. Hypothetical Propositions

24. A Practical Guide to Causative Logic

Abstract

25. Hypotheticals: Oppositions and Eductions

Appendices

Table of Contents

26. Disjunction

J.S. Mill’s Methods: A Critical Analysis

Chapters 

27. Intricate Logic

Grand Matrices

Part 1: Some Theoretical Considerations

28. Logical Compositions

Tables and Diagrams

1. What is meditation?

29. Hypothetical Syllogism and Production

References

2. Thought and meditation

30. Logical Apodosis and Dilemma

3. The goals of meditation

31. Paradoxes

VOLITION & ALLIED CAUSAL CONCEPTS

4. Theory and practice

32. Double Paradoxes

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5. Interpretations

Part IV. De Re Conditioning

Abstract

6. The coexistence of the One and the many

33. Conditional Propositions

Table of Contents

7. Methods and experiences

34. Natural Conditionals: Features

Chapters

Part 2: Understanding The Self

35. Natural Conditionals: Oppositions, Eductions

1. Basic Causal Relations

8. The individual self in Monism

36. Natural Conditional Syllogism and Production

2. Interactions between Volition and Causation

9. The impression of self

37. Natural Apodosis and Dilemma

3. Further Analysis of Volition

10. Impermanence: the concept and the principle

38. Temporal Conditionals

4. Consciousness and Responsibility

11. Not an essence, but an entity

39. Extensionals: Features, Oppositions, Eductions

5. Influence and Freedom

12. Distinguishing the ego

40. Extensional Conditional Deduction

6. Further Analysis of Influence

13. Dismissing the ego

41. Modalities of Subsumption

7. The Workings of Volition

14. Relief from suffering

42. Condensed Propositions

8. Volition and the Special Sciences

Part 3: Some Behavioral Disciplines

Part V(a). Class-Logic

9. Will, Velleity and Whim

15. Taking up the challenge

43. The Logic of Classes

10. Affections and Appetites

16. Face facts with equanimity

44. Hierarchies and Orders

11. Complications of Influence

17. Stop substance addictions

45. Illicit Processes in Class Logic

12. Urges and Impulses

18. Don’t stuff yourself silly

Part V(b). Adduction

13. The Quasi-Purposive in Nature

19. Limit input from the media

46. Adduction

14. Concepts of Evolution

20. Forget your face

47. Theory Formation

15. More about Evolution

21. Give up sensuality

48. Theory Selection

16. The Self

22. On “sexual liberation”

49. Synthetic Logic

17. Some Topics in Deontology

23. Practice non-attachment

Part VI. Factorial Induction

18. More Topics in Deontology

Part 4: Some Sitting Meditations

50. Actual Induction

Appendixes

24. Time, place and posture

51. Elements and Compounds

References

25. Observe the mechanisms of thought

52. Fractions and Integers

26. Stop unnecessary thinking

53. Factorial Analysis

LOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS

27. Dealing with distractions

54. Modal Induction

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28. Sitting forgetting

55. Factor Selection

Abstract

29. Breath awareness

56. Applied Factor Selection

Table of Contents

30. Being here and now

57. Formula Revision

Chapters 

31. With or without a self

58. Gross Formula Revision

Part I – Logical Reflections

32. Whether mind or matter

59. Factorial Formula Revision

Book 1.   Hume’s Problems with Induction

33. Already there

Part VII. Perspectives

1. Hume’s “problem of induction”

 

60. Phenomena

2. The principle of induction

LOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS

61. Consciousness and The Mind

3. Causation, necessity and connection

Abstract

62. Perception and Recognition

4. The psychology of induction

Table of Contents

63. Past Logic

5. The self or soul

References

64. Critique of Modern Logic

6. Freewill

Chapters 

65. Developments in Tropology

7. The is-ought dichotomy

Part II – Spiritual Reflections

66. Metalogic

8. Hempel’s paradox of confirmation

Book 4.  More Meditations

67. Inductive Logic

9. Goodman’s paradox of prediction

1. Go directly and keep going 

68. Future Logic

10. The induction of induction

2. Breath and thought awareness

References

11. Descartes’ mind-body dichotomy

3. Self awareness

Appendices

12. Some further remarks on causal logic

4. Meditation on the self

Appendix 1 – introduction

Book 2.  A Short Critique of Kant’s Unreason

5. Various remarks on meditation

1st segment of table (F1-F21)

1. Kant’s transcendental reality

6. Mental health

2nd segment of table (F22-F42)

2. The analytic-synthetic dichotomy

7. Behold the mind

3rd segment of table (F43-F63)

3. Theory of knowledge

8. The four foundations and the core practice

Appendix 2

4. Experience, space and time

9. Transcending suffering and karma

5. Kant’s “categories”

10. Behold the soul

PHENOMENOLOGY

6. Ratiocinations

11. The Buddhist no-soul theory

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7. How numbers arise

12. Buddhist historicity

Abstract

8. Geometrical logic

13. About Buddhist idolatry

Table of Contents

Book 3.  In Defense of Aristotle’s Laws of Thought

14. Buddhist messianism

Figures 1-4

1. Logicians have to introspect

15. Assimilating Buddhism

Chapters

2. The primacy of the laws of thought

Book 5.  Zen Judaism

1. What, Why and How

3. The ontological status of the laws

1. God and Creation

2. Organizing Principles

4. Fuzzy logic

2. Torah and faith

3. Experiences and Abstractions

5. Misrepresentation of Aristotle

3. Bible text and commentary

4. Conceptualization

6. Not on the geometrical model

4. Tradition vs. innovation

5. The Self

7. A poisonous brew

5. The rabbinical estate

6. Additional Topics

8. The game of one-upmanship

6. Judaic illogic

7. The Active Role of Logic

9. In Buddhist discourse

7. Jewish meditation

8. Epistemological Issues in Mathematics

10. Calling what is not a spade a spade

8. Enlightenment without idolatry

9. Theology Without Prejudice

11. Buddhist causation theory

9. Good people

References

12. A formal logic of change

10. A world of mercy

Appendices

13. Buddhist critique of change

11. Understanding injustice

1 – Using Meditation

14. Different strata of knowledge

12. Forgiveness

2 – Feelings of Emptiness

15. Impermanence

13. Actions and reactions

3 – Mental Projection

16. Buddhist denial of the soul

Appendix 1.  Round numbers in Torah statistics

 

17. The status of sense perceptions

Appendix 2.  Prayer in uncertainty

RUMINATIONS

18. The status of dreams and daydreams

Book 6.  No to Sodom

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19. The status of conceptions

1. Picking up the gauntlet

Abstract

20. The laws of thought in meditation

2. Homosexuals defined

Table of Contents

21. Reason and spirituality

3. Homosexual tendencies

Chapters

4. The biological role of sex

Part I: Logic Notes

BUDDHIST ILLOGIC

5. Non-reproductive sex

1. About the Laws of Thought

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6. Deviance and suffering

2. About Induction

Abstract

7. Some probable causes

3. About Words

Table of Contents

8. Changing rationalizations

4. About Formal Logic

Chapters 

9. It is freely chosen

5. About Paradoxes

Foreword

10. Sensuality and perversion

6. About “Modern Logic”

1. The Tetralemma

11. Spiritual impurity

7. About Cognitive Development

2. Neither Real Nor Unreal

12. The essence of sodomy

8. About Causal Logic

3. Nagarjuna’s Use of Dilemma

13. A social revolution

9. About Negation

4. The Subject-Predicate Relation

14. The defenders and promoters of homosexuality

Part II: More Logic Notes and Essays

5. Percepts and Concepts

15. Some legal issues

1. J.S. Mill’s Methods

6. Motion and Rest

16. A call for recovery

2. Addenda to Judaic Logic

7. Causality

17. (ANNEX) The Rabbis must ban homosexuals from Judaism

3. Diagrams for Judaic Logic

8. Co-Dependence

ADDENDA to the Reflections (2009)

4. Jewish Logic: A Brief History and Evaluation

9. Karmic Law

Logic in Defense of Zionism (2009)

5. Islamic Logic

10. God and Creation

The Chanukah Lights Miracle (2009)

6. Logical Aspects of Foucault’s “Archeology”

11. Self or Soul

7. Comments on 3 chapters of Foucault

12. Self-Knowledge

OTHER WRITINGS

8. Bolzano’s Semantics Concepts

Not ‘Empty Logic’, but Empty of Logic

Thematic compilations

Appendices

Political essays

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1. Fallacies in Nagarjuna’s Work

Syllogismes causatifs avec conclusions positives

Cours Univ. Populaire

2. Brief Glossary of Some Basic Concepts

Le raisonnement talmudique

A FORTIORI LOGIC

A FORTIORI LOGIC

A FORTIORI LOGIC

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Part III: Modern and Contemporary Authors

31. Various other commentaries

Abstract

13. Moses Mielziner

32. A fortiori in various lexicons

Table of Contents

14. Adolf Schwarz

33. Conclusions and prospects

Foreword

15. Saul Lieberman

APPENDICES

Chapters

16. Louis Jacobs

1. A fortiori discourse in the Jewish Bible

Part I: Formalities

17. Heinrich Guggenheimer

2. A fortiori discourse in the Mishna

1. The standard forms

18. Adin Steinsaltz

3. A fortiori discourse in the two Talmuds

2. More formalities

19. Jonathan Cohen

4. A fortiori discourse by Plato and Aristotle

3. Still more formalities

20. Michael Avraham

5. A fortiori discourse in other world literature

4. Apparently variant forms

21. Gabriel Abitbol

6. Logic in the Torah

5. Comparisons and correlations

22. Hyam Maccoby

7. Some logic topics of general interest

Part II: Ancient and Medieval History

23. Alexander Samely

Main References

6. A fortiori in Greece and Rome

24. Lenartowicz and Koszteyn

7. A fortiori in the Talmud

25. Abraham, Gabbay and Schild

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8. In the Talmud, continued

26. Stefan Goltzberg

BOOKSHOP

9. Post-Talmudic rabbis

27. Andrew Schumann

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10. A fortiori in the Christian Bible

28. Allen Wiseman

Collected ABSTRACTS

11. Islamic ‘logic’

29. Yisrael Ury

CONTACT e-mail

12. A fortiori in China and India

30. Hubert Marraud

Copyright Notice

EXPOSING FAKE LOGIC

EXPOSING FAKE LOGIC

EXPOSING FAKE LOGIC

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1. A Fortiori Argument, in General and in Judaism

5. Bar Ilan’s journal, BDD

Abstract

2. Luis Duarte D’Almeida

6. Self-publishing and Other Publishing

Table of Contents

3. Mahmoud Zeraatpishe

Main References

Foreword

4. Michael Avraham, et al.

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