PHIL-544 – Traditional Logic

Instructor: Martin Cothran
Term: May 28 – June 25, 2024 (five sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Credits: Elective | 1 credit 

  • For Credit: $250
  • No Credit (Audit): $100

This five-week introduction will cover the basics of the Aristotelian system of formal logic. Ideal for teachers or students using or intending to use Martin Cothran’s Traditional Logic I and II, as well as students or non-professionals interested in simply learning formal logic, the course will cover the two major types of arguments and their subdivisions. The course will give students a familiarity with the material in Chs. 4-13 of Traditional Logic I and Chs. 1-3 and 6-9 of Traditional Logic II. Material covered will include the entire theory of categorical syllogisms, including the practice of syllogism reduction, and hypothetical, disjunctive, and conjunctive syllogisms, which together constitute almost all of the basic argument forms.

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