Here's the short story. Brace yourself, its a bit tall.
The distinction between analytic and synthetic propositions is important because:
OK, this is what I'm making a big deal of.
There are lots of stories I'm putting together here to show just how important logic might be.
Find them fastest from the logic page.
|The story is that logic is just handy, maybe more handy than is mostly recognised. Its an ubiquitous tool.|
|and that means its a means, something that helps us to get where we want to be.|
|And "ends" are where we want to get to.|
|Which are determined by consideration of what we do and do not value.|
|It is suggested therefore, that logic, as a technology neutral in itself, is a means to whatever ultimate ends may be determined by our value systems.|
|In particular our value systems are related to what we hold to be good.|
|Good||The Good is to be sought.|
|Which is contrasted with the Bad.|
|Bad||The bad is to be fought.|