Introduction to Logic
The benefit of the study of logic cannot be exaggerated. As one grows older, it can feel at times--when one marvels at the glandular focus of much of American popular culture--that the mind is regarded today much like the appendix: as a feature of questionable function and value. When G.K. Chesterton said this: I am incurably convinced that the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid, I think that solid "something" is what we have always called "truth." The study of logic is essentially an effort at training that truth-sensing tool God gave human beings--the mind--to know what truth tastes like.
For our purposes, we will cover as many chapters in Classical Academic Press' The Art of Argument, as is feasible during the sessions. You need only purchase the Student Text for this class from the above link. (You do not need to buy the Teacher's Guide or the DVDs.) This book will guide us as we identify, analyze and evaluate many common mistakes (called fallacies) in reasoning committed by human beings all the time.
This course will begin on Wednesday, June 14th and will run through July 12th. We will convene once a week, at 9:45 a.m Pacific time, for one hour and thirty-five minutes (with a five-minute break). This provides for five class meetings. Readings and corresponding discussions are the main focus of this course, but brief assignments will be given (with consideration that this is a summer course).
The course is designed for students of late Junior High and High School age.
The cost of this tutorial is $120 per student. There is a $20 discount for the second student enrolled from the same family.
To register, you may follow this link.
Checks are made payable to Matthew Turnbull and a non-refundable deposit of $20 to reserve your seat is required by June 5th, the remainder is due the first week of class. The class is limited to 15 participants.
We will be utilizing the Webex Conferencing software for ourtutorials. Please see the New Student Page for details about configuring your computer.
As you have any questions about this tutorial or the tutorial service, please feel free to contact the tutor at firstname.lastname@example.org .