A reflection is made on the importance of formal logic and proposition in the understanding of reality. The idea that the proposition is a fundamental element in the logical figuration, in the process of understanding and in the transformation of reality is supported; To this end, a distinction is made between terms used in the field of formal logic, an explanation is given on the relationship between logic, thought and language, the structure of propositions in a typical way and the present relationship between name, sense, meaning and proposition are briefly explained, the importance of the proposition in the understanding of reality is argued in favor of, and whether there are limits to what can be thought or represented in logical propositions. The ideas guiding the article are based mainly on the postulates arising from the line of thought known as logical empiricism. It seeks to answer the questions: Is it necessary for logic to focus its attention on language for the understanding of reality? What role does the proposition have in the process of abstraction of reality? Does the proposition, in addition to allowing the understanding of reality, play a fundamental role in the transformation of reality? An analytical methodology is used for this purpose. Thus, elements are obtained that help to understand the value of the proposition in the way in which human beings understand reality - mental construction of reality or figuration -, communicate what is understood - through language - and construct new realities - creation and modification of their environment.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Logical Proposition as an Instrument for the Understanding and Transformation of Reality|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Sophía: Colección de Filosofía de la Educación|
|State||Published - 31 Dec 2016|
CACES Knowledge Areas
- 322A Philosophy