Logical Consistency

Logical Consistency
   The Relevance of Logical Consistency to Actuality
   Indeed, the more rigidly rigorous the pursuit of logical consistency, the more obscure becomes its relevance to actuality. For a high degree of consistency is obtainable only in those areas of knowledge which, like mathematics, approach a high degree of abstraction. But here pure logical consistency is what Whitehead calls "an easy intellectual consistency," i.e. questions about the relevance to actuality, which is where the real difficulties lie, are simply ignored. (Code, 1985)

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