I consider myself logical, but I don't think syllogistically..
"Oh, that's logical," I say--because it makes my sense,
suits my agenda, falls into my aims and goals and
the reciprocity, the back & forth, mutual, co-operative.
and my Frame of Mind-Set. Subordinate. "You got to serve
some body," said Bob Dylan in his Xtian phase. My logic
and rationality serves my Illogical Irrationality. No doubt.
Bias&Belief system rules.
attempt to deal with life in logical terms and the compulsive
nature of that attempt which produces in us the propensity
for terror when it is even hinted that such a logical approach
might break down. It is as if the tight coherence of the logical
brain even in persons who notoriously think with a great deal
of muddle-headedness, must still be [seen as ] sacrosanct."
(Gregory Bateson: Mind and Nature: a Necessary Unity.)