Nature of Logic and Perception Paper

Essay by kelkinseyCollege, UndergraduateA+, December 2006

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All of us perceive situations differently and all of us have a distinctive thinking process. Experiences though out our life also play an important role in how we perceive situations. The nature of logic and critical thinking go hand in hand. However, each person's logic may depend on their perceptual process or their perceptual blocks. In this paper, we will discuss in more detail the nature of logic and how it relates to critical thinking, the perceptual process, the types of perceptual blocks that influence our views, and we will explain the critical thinking process and how it is changed or manipulated by perception.

The nature of logic, as I understand it, is how we deal with a situation, how we decide what is the right and wrong thing to do and how we come to a certain conclusion about a situation. Critical thinking, as I understand it, is the mental process we use to analyze and process information.

We use critical thinking to view a situation in multiple ways to get and accurate answer or result. The nature of logic relates to critical thinking by examining the situation and thoughts to get a clearer decision of possible outcomes or reasoning.

Perception is defined as a conscious sensory experience of the world around us and involves both the recognition of environmental stimuli and actions in response to these stimuli. Environmental stimuli are all the things in our environment that we can potentially perceive. According to an article posted at ICU, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, a division of the University of California Irvine, the perceptual process is a sequence of steps that begins with the environment and leads to our perception of a stimulus and an action in response to the stimulus. The perceptual process consists of...