Most people have not been formally trained in logical analysis and, indeed, the history of human thought did not rely upon the basis of it — whether symbolic, formal, syllogistic, inductive, etc. — and therefore one could argue that the “loss” of it is of little significance.
However, the change in cultural interactions within the last half century makes it of greater relevance, precisely because we (A) Engage in greater interactive communication, where linguistic persuasion is applied more often than in the historical past and (B) We no longer base power-plays (i.e., through wars, conquering, killing, etc.) as acceptable modes of concessions.
Instead, we have come to a point where persuasion through argumentation and discussion form the basis of changing others’ minds and attitudes. To that effect, logic becomes an important component in the argumentation, rebuttal and persuasive efforts expended. Law and the engagement and application of Law, requires a direct utilization of all forms of logic, and the loss of logic in ordinary discourse has a reverberating impact in its efficacy.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who are preparing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application to be submitted to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, always remember that the loss of logic in the greater society is no excuse not to apply it in preparing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application.
In the Law, logic still prevails; logical argumentation still wins out; and the application of logic in legal matters still matters.
Contact a FERS Disability Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, and make sure that the loss of logic in the greater society isn’t lost in the narrow world of legal principles.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.