Reasoning. Clear or critical thinking.
noun: the way that someone connects ideas when they are explaining something or giving a reason
noun: the fact of being a sensible or reasonable explanation or idea
noun: the academic study of the way that ideas can be connected and used to explain things or give reasons
noun: reasoned and reasonable judgment
noun: a system of reasoning
noun: the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation
noun: the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Syllogistic Logic
noun: a statement that consists of three facts, the third of which is proved by the first two
noun: deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

If A = B and B = C then A = C.

If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck then it is a duck. [See Lowest common denominator]

The Art of Music, which is music on its spiritual and inspirational side, has been carried to a wonderful perfection of development; while the Science of Music, which is music on its intellectual and logical side, has been left far behind. Works on the Science of Music have been a failure, not because music has not a scientific basis, but, and for the most part, because Mathematicians have dealt only with the law of Ratios, ignorant of other laws which play an important part in music's scientific basis and build. They have carried the law of ratios beyond its legitimate sphere, and so their conclusions do not represent the method of Nature truthfully. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 33]

In respect of harmony, the natural scale of five notes is like the scale of man's five senses; as the other notes can be compounded so as to form the octave of harmony, so sensation is joined by reflection, and new elements of knowledge come into existence in the process of reasoning. But the knowledge we have in our logical deductions is knowledge on different terms from sensation, which is intuitive; though if the logical process be rightly done, it is knowledge as certainly as the compound chords of the octave scale are harmony, quite as much, and a little more, perhaps, though on more complex terms, as that of the five notes of the natural scale. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 86]

Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"Faith, arising out of your need to believe in something, because such a belief will serve your purposes in some way, can be powerful and strong, but never could it be estimated in 'size'! Belief is even stronger. Belief is the offspring of hearsay and logic. Because you have heard something and been convinced that what you have heard or read is true, you develop a deep belief in what you have heard. You believe it to be true. You believe in a total, complete way which defies contradiction.
I was constantly telling the people: 'Believe you will receive - and you will receive'.

However, I knew at the time, that it would be well nigh impossible for the people to ever have the faith which would cause miracles to happen, since no matter how much I might explain Truth to them, they would still never have the intense knowing given me in the desert.
But now, as I relate, in small measure, the story of my sojourn on earth in Palestine, it is with the intention that you, my reader, will begin to perceive and understand the knowledge I was given during my enlightenment.
My intention is to give you knowledge. Hearsay is when you are told something but you cannot really prove it is true. Knowledge is when you are told something - or read something - and because what you have now heard or read complies logically and realistically with all related items of knowledge already in your mind, and you can understand and believe it in a realistic, logical way, the new information becomes knowledge. You KNOW that what you now 'know' is TRUE. You have a sense of 'conviction'. [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 3, page 64]

Rudolf Steiner
(According to Steiner)
“Initial science talks about four qualities, that man must acquire in the so-called way of testing, in order to ascend to higher knowledge.
The first of these is the ability to distinguish in thoughts the truth from appearance, the truth from simple opinion.
The second quality is the right «assessment» of real and real, with respect to appearance.
The third ability consists in the exercise of six qualities: thought control, action control, perseverance, patience, faith and impertinence.
The fourth is love for inner freedom.
Simple intellectual understanding of the content of these qualities is useless. They have to form such an integral part of the soul that they last as inner habits. " [Dr. Rudolf Steiner]

"By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live." [Yeats]

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