Mark McIntire

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2. Next, click the SYLLABUS link for course content, exams, essays, term paper and final exam guides

3. Then, click the CT Qualities and the 20 Distinctions links to prepare your mind for success.

4. Assignment #1: click BASIC LOGIC to start our course content and prepare of EXAM #1

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Course Outline by Topics:
The table below tracks our course topics and exams for these topics. It also has links to web resources, exercises and practice quizzes helpful in mastering these concepts and reasoning methods

Topics

Concepts

Links

Topic 1: Basic Logic Concepts

Exam #1 on all concepts on Topic 1
Exam #1 Date: TBA

Logic Truth Propositions Sentences Arguments Premises Conclusions Analyzing Arguments Validity Soundness Induction Deduction Cogency

Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages Lander.edu(Quizzes)

Govier Text Quizzes

Logic Puzzles

Topic 2: Informal Fallacies

Exam #2 on all concepts on Topic 2 (Latin names included)
Exam date: TBA

Informal Fallacies:

Relevance,

Presumption, and Ambiguity

False Inductive Inferences Hasty Generalizations

Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Exercises & Quizzes

Govier Text Quizzes


Topic 3: Categorical Propositions

Exam #3 on all concepts on Topic 3
Exam date: TBA

Categorical:

Terms, Propositions Arguments. Quantity, Quality of Propositions. Square of Opposition. Distribution of a Term.

Phil. Pages
lander.edu

Govier Text Quizzes

Topic 4: Categorical Syllogisms

Exam #4 on all concepts on Topic 4
Exam date: TBA

Syllogistic Reasoning:

Major, Minor and Middle terms. Immediate Inferences. Mood & Figure. Venn Diagrams The Six Rules.

Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages

Govier Text Quizzes

Syllogism Evaluator

Topic 5: Arguments in Ordinary Language
Translating every day language into categorical propositions and syllogisms

Phil. Pages

Govier Text Quizzes


Topic 6: Symbolic Logic

Logical Symbols:

Argument Forms. Statement Forms. Rules of Inference. Rules of Replacement.

Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages

Govier Text Quizzes

Topic 7: Methods of Deduction
Propositional (Symbolic Logic)  

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Govier Text Quizzes

Topic 8: Inductive Inferences
Nature of Inductive Reasoning. Arguments and Refutation from Analogy. Cause and Effect Reasoning. Scientific Method. Mills Methods. Science and Hypothesis. Probability Theory.

Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages
Phil. Pages

Govier Text Quizzes

Topic 9: Causal Reasoning
Defines the necessary and sufficient conditions for ' of something to be the 'cause' of some other thing.

Govier Text Quizzes

Topic 10: Analogical Reasoning
Defines the necessary and sufficient conditions for successful entailment by analogical premises in an argument
Govier Text Quizzes
Essays 1 & 2

Term Paper
Assigned in Class.

Final Exam
Final Exam: Format, Content, Date and Time to be announced in class

Review 1
Review 2

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