Hiranyakashipu 2

A is A
2001-11-26 01:27:01 (UTC)

The Laws of Logic

It is necessary, if I am to attempt to debunk certain
absurdities using logic, that I define the limitations in
which one must work, the Laws of Logic.

The Law of Identity states that "A is A," and is the
primary first and most important (as well as most obvious)
of the Laws of Logic, and it is for this reason which I
have chosen to aptly name this journal "A is A."

The Law of Excluded Middle, which follows directly from the
Law of Identity, states that "Each individual thing is
either A or not A." There are no other options. For an
example, we shall use computers since that is the medium
for this explanation. Something is either a computer or it
is not a computer. It cannot be "kind of a computer."
Statements such as these are absurdities. We truly do live
in a world of "black and white" concepts.

The final Law of Logic is the Law of Non-Contradiction, and
often is a subject of controversy, so I shall attempt to
word it in a clear fashion. "Nothing can be both A and not
A, at the same time, AND IN THE SAME RESPECT."

These Laws are self-evident within reality and are
generally considered to be common sense, and thus any
demand for premises to support these "conclusions" is
absurd, as they are the Primary Premises and form the
grounds by which all knowledge is possible.