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Bypel  ·  2289 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is important to remember about in philosophical discussions?

    In the examples you gave, and correct me if I'm wrong here, I'll use the following formal forms:

Sorry, I meant:

In foundational reasoning: (A -> B) AND (B -> C)

In circular reasoning: (A -> B) AND (B -> C) AND (C -> A)

(for example)

Devac  ·  2288 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, that's indeed different. Thanks for correction.

I've spent some time thinking about it and I have to say that I would rather put circular reasoning as:

p -> p

as the simplest possible case. Yours also works, but permits whole case to actually be false. I'm trying to make some good example based on what you wrote to have it a bit clearer, just as an exercise. If you happen to have an example as some form of 'word problem' I would like to see it. Before you'll ask: yes, it pains me to admit it but I can be that shitty with English ;/. My recent preparatory IELTS exam made me realised how many moronic mistakes I can make, so that's partially a help request if you happen to have the will and time to do it.