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I was browsing around Border's a couple of weeks ago and came across this book, Being Logical, by D.Q. McInerny. It's a slender book, and looked interesting, so I picked it up and after a moment or two of flipping through it, found this paragraph:

The whole purpose of reasoning, of logic, is to arrive at the truth of things. This is often an arduous task, as truth can sometimes be painfullly elusive. But not to pursue truth would be absurd, since it is the only thing that gives meaning to all our endeavors. It would be equally absurd to suppose that truth is something forever to be pursued but never to be attained, for that renders our activity purposeless, which is to say, irrational, and turns truth into a chimera.

So I bought the book. It was refreshing to see such a view espoused, one that's remarkably close to my own.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that many readers here don't share it, though.

In any case, I thought it might be a nice tangent from the thread about determinism. Let me know what you think about what McInerny says.

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