But he, this man in the hour of his white logic
, knows that they trick and outwit themselves.
The facts always smash youth's logic
, and they usually smash youth's heart, too.
"Yes," replied Conrart, "you have logic
, but you are a Jansenist."
"There is something--a something, Monsieur Frederic Larsan, much graver than the misuse of logic
the disposition of mind in some detectives which makes them, in perfect good faith, twist logic
to the necessities of their preconceived ideas.
"Better to be without logic
than without feeling," retorted Frances, who was now passing backwards and forwards from her cupboard to the table, intent, if not on hospitable thoughts, at least on hospitable deeds, for she was laying the cloth, and putting plates, knives and forks thereon.
On the other hand, the ancient and mediaeval logic
retained a continuous influence over it, and a form like that of mathematics was easily impressed upon it; the principle of ancient philosophy which is most apparent in it is scepticism; we must doubt nearly every traditional or received notion, that we may hold fast one or two.
The interests of this school are in general philosophy and the philosophy of the sciences, rather than in psychology; they have derived a strong impulsion from James, but have more interest than he had in logic
and mathematics and the abstract part of philosophy.
"Right you sound, old mole," said De Vac, smiling, "would that I might learn to reason by your wondrous logic
; methinks it might stand me in good stead before I be much older."
But it was difficult to state intelligibly the grounds of this belief to that man of rigorous logic
, if of infinite charity.
Everything had been calculated with a depth of precognition which, for the first time in thirty years, recalled to him the solid foresight and inflexible logic
of the great cardinal.
That is what follows from the fact that it is cold; and not that a child who needs fresh air should remain at home," he would add with extreme logic
, as if punishing someone for those secret illogical emotions that stirred within him.
This may be called the syllogism arithmetical, in which, by combining logic
and mathematics, we obtain a double certainty and are twice blessed.