The Province of Logic
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‘Cook Wilson points out that logic cannot be defined apart from the study of it, because the differentiations of the subject-matter of a science, even an a priori science, cannot be discovered except by the actual examination of that subject-matter, and such an examination is the science itself. ‘Cook Wilson does not use his account of thinking as a means of determining in any detail the province of logic, but from various indications it appears that his view is that upon the whole logic studies thinking in the ordinary sense, i.e. excluding perception; but that it omits memory, which appears to be included in thinking in the ordinary sense. Cook Wilson says that logic is liable to correction by metaphysics, and that there is such a thing as the study of the validity of thought in relation to reality, and this belongs to metaphysics, not to logic.