Logic

Logic

Regular price $135.00

  • $675 (à la carte  tuition per class)
  • - $135 (20% tuition deposit required to secure a seat in class)
  • = $540 balance of tuition (invoiced as monthly payments)

Course Description: Logic should be your secret weapon. It's the tool for learning how to use other tools. It's the bones that give a clenched fist its structure (and knuckles). 

This course was developed at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, and has become the standard Logic course for classical schools nationwide. Students learn the fundamentals needed to think well, including:

  • How to properly define terms for maximum precision and accuracy--and thus win the debate
  • How to form and interpret statements, the building blocks of logical thought
  • How to compose valid syllogisms and, just as importantly, expose the invalid fakes using counterexamples
  • How to analyze arguments in normal English
  • How to identify and deflect informal fallacies (one of the most instantly applicable parts of logic)
       Students will also master propositional arguments:
  • How to interpret and analyze logical operators and truth tables by reviewing and applying the concepts of validity, contradiction, consistency, and equivalence
  • How to internalize the nine basic rules of inference to derive an argument's conclusions from its premises
  • How to easily determine consistency, self-contradiction, tautology, equivalence, and validity by using truth trees
  • How to apply all these skills to real-life thinkers and writers wherever you encounter them

Credits: 1 Elective or Science (Logic is taken as a "science" in middle school, but it is an "elective" in high school)

Prerequisite: Must be in 8th grade or higher

Mtg. Days:  Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thur (4 days each week)

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