Traditional Logic II Student Text Second Edtn

Traditional Logic II Student Text Second Edtn

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ISBN: 9781615388745
Grades: 7-12

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A logic course for all ages but designed for use as young as seventh grade, Traditional Logic is an in-depth study of the classical syllogism. Along with a basic understanding of the Christian theory of knowledge, the text presents the four kinds of logical statements, the four ways propositions can be opposed, the three ways in which they can be equivalent, and the seven rules for the validity of syllogisms. Each chapter, in approximately five pages of text, explains challenging concepts in clear, concise language.

Category Description for Traditional Logic from Memoria Press:

An introductory and systematic course in formal logic that presents the concepts and methodology in a clear, concise and organized way. If the course presentation and layout is a reflection of a logical mind, and Martin Cothran wrote and laid out the course, then Martin Cothran has a logical mind. While this may or may not be true, it is, nonetheless, a valid argument. Written specifically for the home school environment, and for use by a teacher with no previous experience in formal logic, it seems a good candidate for a self-instructional course (provided you can offer help as needed). You will want to read the author's notes in the front of the text, as he suggests an alternate route through the book if students have trouble with the abstract concepts presented in the first three chapters. The author's targeted grade level is high school, but it may be used with "advanced" 7th and 8th graders or adults as well. If you are using the classical approach with your children, they will probably be ready for this course in junior high.

Two levels of the course are available. The Book I student text contains 14 chapters plus an introduction, each with short, daily lessons. The introduction provides an excellent background of logic as a methodology and science, and defines key concepts used in logic. The following chapters introduce and provide both the mental and verbal aspects of Terms (chapters 1-3), Propositions (chapters 4-9), and Syllogisms (chapters 10-13). Chapter 14 provides a comprehensive review. Each chapter is laid out for a clear presentation to aid student understanding. Headings throughout the text reveal the main points to be covered. Helpful sidebar notes highlight important definitions and concepts to remember. Occasional diagrams provide a visual illustration of concepts. A summary is provided at the end of each chapter. The student activities and questions for each chapter are located in the separate workbook. There are four exercise sets per chapter, divided by day. You will probably want your child to look at the exercise instructions first, as they also contain the reading plan for each day. A separate non-reproducible Quizzes and Tests booklet is available for additional reinforcement. The teacher key provides answers to the workbook, quizzes, and exams/tests. These are provided as completed responses on the workbook, quiz or test activity.

Book II is to be used only after completing Book I. It features a similar format, but the workbook also includes optional writing assignments to allow logic to be integrated with history, Bible, or English. More contemporary examples of arguments are included, as are case studies to show the relevance of logic in history, literature, religion, and philosophy. The goal, after all, is for the student to apply what he has learned in all areas of life. Section titles include Further Study of Simple Syllogisms (chapters 1-4), Arguments in Ordinary Language (chapters 5-6), Hypothetical Syllogisms (chapters 7-9), Complex Syllogisms (chapters 10-13), and the Oblique Syllogism (chapter 14). Like Book 1, student exercises are now located in a separate workbook.

Video lectures are available on DVD for Books I and II. There is now an online streaming option for the instructional videos too. Organized chapter-by-chapter, the videos let you see and hear the author himself teach the course. A great supplement for the student who tends to read and re-read the same page, but just doesn’t “get it” until somebody else explains it.

Students who complete this course will have a college level understanding of traditional logic. As far as a comparison of this course to Introductory Logic and Intermediate Logic, I would just say that the approach is different, but the content overlaps (as you would expect). I would suggest that you look them both over to see which is the better fit for you.

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This is required for my daughter's co-op class.
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part of required curriculum
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This is required for my daughter's co-op class.
Susan B on Jul 16, 2022
Required text for Classical Conversations Challenge 2
Brittany K on Jul 7, 2022
part of required curriculum
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Derick H on Sep 2, 2020
needed it for my son to take the class
Christine M on Jul 8, 2020
I have the previous edition ~ the new edition is used in our Classical Conversations community
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Homeschool - Classical Conversations
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Needed for curriculum. Chose RR because of cheaper prices and free shipping.
Jewel M on Jul 15, 2019
Classical Conversations curriculum
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Classical conversation curriculum
Marcela C on Aug 9, 2018
Using for Classical Conversations Challenge III
Melissa C on Jul 2, 2018
For an online class with Memoria Press Online Academy
Andrea S on Feb 5, 2018
we need it for 11th grade
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Classical Conversations
Julie W on Jan 3, 2018
My daughter will be using this next year in the co-op she attends.
Julie A on Jan 3, 2018
Taking class at co-op.
brent a on Aug 21, 2017
wittenberg academy requirement
Emily C on Aug 11, 2017
it is need it at the classes at the co-op , very good book
Martha V on Jan 29, 2017
required for class
Jill W on Jan 17, 2017
Our Notre Dame PhD student/tutor uses the Traditional Logic texts with our students. This has been a great experience for our family.
Larena S on Jan 3, 2017
required for son's class
Julia M on Jan 2, 2017
Required for Freedom Project Academy
William G on Dec 30, 2016
This was a required curricula for logic class. It was quite good and fairly easy to follow. I liked that DVDs were available to further explain and clafiry concepts to the student.
Eric O on Aug 31, 2016
used it before
Jennifer B on Aug 27, 2016
Classical Conversations Challenge III Required Book
Joy M on Jan 9, 2016
Required text for Classical Conversations Challenge 2
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