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Single Idea 9244

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 3. Value of Logic]

Full Idea

It is always easy to be logical. It is almost impossible to be logical to the bitter end. The only problem that interests me is: is there a logic to the point of death?

Gist of Idea

Logic is easy, but what about logic to the point of death?


Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus [1942], 'Abs and Suic')

Book Reference

Camus,Albert: 'The Myth of Sisyphus', ed/tr. O'Brien,Justin [Penguin 1975], p.16

A Reaction

This is a lovely hand grenade to lob into an analytical logic class! It is very hard to get logicians to actually ascribe a clear value to their activity. They tend to present it as a marginal private game, and yet it has high status.