Mark McIntire

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Course by Topic & e-Textbook Assigned Readings

Topics

Key Concepts

Assignments

Topic 1:

Basic Logical Concepts

Reading Assigned:

Pages  15 - 22

What Logic Is and Is Not

Propositions/Sentences. Arguments Premises, and Conclusions

Analyzing Arguments. Validity/Soundness

 Induction / Deduction

Exam #1

Basic Logic Concepts

Topic 2:

Informal Fallacies

Reading Assigned

Pages 23 - 34


Informal Fallacies of:

Relevance,

Presumption

Ambiguity

Exam #2

Informal Fallacies

Essay #1

Inductive Argument

Topic 3:

Categorical Logic

Reading Assigned

Pages 37 – 62

Categorical Terms

Categorical Propositions

Quantity & Quality

Square of Opposition.

Distribution of a Terms

Exam #3

Categorical Logic

Topic 4:

Categorical Syllogisms

Reading Assigned

Pages

63 – 89

Syllogistic Reasoning.

Major, Minor and Middle terms.

Immediate Inferences.

Mood & Figure.

Venn Diagrams.

The Six Rules.

Syllogism Evaluator

Exam #4

Categorical Syllogisms

Topic 5:

Arguments in Ordinary Language

Reading Assigned

Pages 89 -91

Ordinary Language

Translating everyday language into categorical propositions and syllogisms

Essay #2

Inductive Argument

Topic 6:

Refutation

Value Arguments:

Ethical/Moral

Aesthetic

Reading Assigned

Pages 121 - 174

Art of Refutation

Refuting Definitions

Refuting Weak Induction

Refuting Ethical Theories

Topic 7:

Causal Reasoning

Reading Assigned

Pages 134 – 156

Inductive Reasoning:

Induction by Analogy

Induction by Cause

Induction by Scientific Method

Francis Bacon

John Stuart Mill

Karl Popper

Topic 8:

 Causal  Reasoning

Defines the necessary and sufficient conditions for ' of something to be the cause' of some other thing.

Topic 9:

Analogical Reasoning

Defines inductive limits of ananlogical arguments

Topic 10:

Term Paper

Final Refutation Exam

Final Exam: Format, Content, Dates

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