Grade Level: adv 7-10
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am
Instructor: Peter Bradshaw
Cost: $57 per month + $30 registration fee
Book: An Introduction To Traditional Logic: Classical Reasoning For Contemporary Minds, by Scott M. Sullivan (Paperback – 2005), ISBN# 1419616714. Order at Amazon or AbeBooks.
Description: Often, the conclusion one comes to has very little to do with the thoughts that came before it. This course in Traditional, Aristotelian, Common Sense Logic, will give students the tools to understand what constitutes a truly logical conclusion. After learning about the three acts of the mind and how one moves from understanding ideas to making arguments about the Truth, students will continue on, putting various types of argumentation into practice. In addition, students will learn to recognize and avoid commonly used logical fallacies. They will also learn how to structure a logically sound essay which could be adapted to be used in any other subject of learning. Throughout this course, students will learn that bickering is a very different thing from arguing, because arguing is based on “reason,” and ought to be done with kindness and love.