from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A practitioner of a system of logic.
- n. A student or scholar of logic.
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- n. A person who studies or teaches logic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person skilled in logic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is skilled in logic or in argument; a teacher or professor of logic.
- n. In medieval universities, a student of arts in the second class or lection; one who was preparing for the baccalaureate, being above the summulists and below the physicians.
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- n. a person skilled at symbolic logic
I don't think being a logician is the same thing as being a "formalist."
I dare say that what I call a logician he would call some sort of mathematician.
To some extent the difference between Professor Levi and myself is verbal: what he calls a logician I should call a philosopher and what he calls a philosopher I should call a sage.
As a rough guide, we may call a logician “Avicennan” if he adopts these doctrines.
Apart from his celebrated writings on the 'open society' and its enemies, Karl Popper is chiefly known as a logician of science who has denied that science employs induction, and who has claimed that what demarcates science from nonscience, in particular metaphysics, is that scientists seek the truth by vigorously trying to falsify their theories.
When he had reached the happy stage of being known among his acquaintances as a logician, that is, when he began to study logic, the death of his protector, soon followed by that of his father, put an end to his studies and he had to turn his attention to business affairs.
What kind of logician must he be who thinks that a phenomenon is _defined_ to _be_ the condition on which he supposes it to depend?
We used logician which is now owned by GE and I found it cumbersome and non-intuitive.
Descartes submitted his manuscript to several philosophers, theologians and a logician before publishing the Meditations.
In that case that analycity of Google is Google is a bad reflection on analycity, (one point which, was your countries 'most famous logician, Quine's, point in his attack on the analytic/synthetic distinction).
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