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Jims' Three Laws of Logic Behind Looking

As it starts to be a tradition for a great Sci-Fi writer to have established their own three laws, (Asimov, Clark etc.) I have done the same.

As I am a philosophical fiction writer, my three laws are about the logic behind looking.

  1. What is true is that which you have seen yourself.
  2. In order to have seen yourself it is necessary to look.
  3. The action of looking is a communication with yourself to find out what it is that you see and may include elements such as observation, demonstration, evaluation and conclusion.

Only when you look for yourself you can see new things and by that establish more truth for yourself.

By observing a demonstration (as in a work of fiction), it is possible for the person himself to look and draw his own conclusions and by that see new things.

Data is for nothing if nobody looks at the data and the action of looking is more than just reading if the person wishes to see new things and establish more truth.

In order for a person to properly look at data, it is necessary to first understand all correct definitions of all words and symbols so that the same communication is received from the written materials as intended by the writer and so that the data are understood. Only thereafter, the action of looking can be done properly.

I have seen too many times students "studying" deep philosophy without themselves looking but accepting automatically as it is written by a great authority and then not having the data true for himself and not being able to apply it in life - simply not understanding what they know.

I hope with this essay that more actions of looking can take place.

3 May 2004

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About the Author Jim Westergren Jim Westergren is a Swedish web entrepreneur. He is happily married and has two lovely children. Some of his interests are web development, SEO and writing. He is the Founder and owner of TodaysWeb offering SEO, web development and manages projects such as DomainStats and N.nu. Read his ..

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