Traditional Logic II Student Workbook 2nd Edition

Traditional Logic II Student Workbook 2nd Edition

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ISBN: 9781615388752
Grades: 7-12

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Traditional Logic Ihas been such a big hit, not just because of the interesting content, but because it is so self-explanatory and easy to use.Traditional Logic IIuses the same tried-and-true format. As inBook I, every chapter ofBook IIincludes enough exercises to ensure that the student masters the material before moving on. And in addition to the case studies of famous arguments,Book IIhas added writing assignments in each chapter to help you integrate the study of logic with other subjects.

New format, same content! Now with separate Text and Workbook.

Traditonal Logic, Book II: Advanced Formal Logic, by Martin Cothran, is a continuation of Memoria Press'Traditional Logic, Book I. It covers the four figures of the traditional syllogism, the three forms of rhetorical arguments (called enthymemes), the three kinds of hypothetical syllogisms, the four kinds of complex syllogisms, as well as relational arguments.

  • Do you know the Latin mnemonic verse used by the medieval schoolmen to memorize the 19 valid argument forms? (Our monks do. We can hear them chanting it now.)
  • Which epistle contains Paul's argument in the form of an Aristotelian sorites about foreknowledge and predestination?
  • What argument form does Shakespeare use inTroilus and Cressidato justify social hierarchy?
  • What was wrong with the famous dilemma used by Caliph Omar to justify the burning of the Alexandrian Library in 640 A.D.?

The book also includes a wealth of examples of arguments from the Bible, Lewis Carroll, Isaac Watts, St. Augustine, and Tertullian, as well as extended case studies of famous arguments throughout history, such as Rene Descartes' famous enthymeme: "I think, therefore, I am"; C. S. Lewis' disjunctive syllogism proving the deity of Christ; Plato's hypothetical argument concerning the power of love; Christ's conjunctive syllogism: "You cannot serve both God and mammon"; David Hume's famous dilemma stating the problem of evil; the stoic Seneca's justification of the virtuous life; and St. Thomas Aquinas' cosmological argument for the existence of God.

This comprehensive but easy-to-use course includes:

  • Student Book
  • Teacher Key (for student book and quizzes and tests)
  • Quizzes & Tests
  • DVD

Traditional Logic Ihas been such a big hit, not just because of the interesting content, but because it is so self-explanatory and easy to use.Traditional Logic IIuses the same tried-and-true format. As inBook I, every chapter ofBook IIincludes enough exercises to ensure that the student masters the material before moving on. And in addition to the case studies of famous arguments,Book IIhas added writing assignments in each chapter to help you integrate the study of logic with other subjects.

Yes, our monks have scoured history and ransacked their formidible library of manuscripts to bring you the best logic program on the market. They have also slaved well into the night on countless occasions in their dedication to making classical education a practical reality for your students.

Which reminds us"we'd better buy them some more candles or they will soon have a new appreciation for the term "the Dark Ages."

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 text contains 14 chapters plus an introduction in the course, 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 is 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. 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.




Primary Subject
Logic
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781615388752
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Memoria Press
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.31"
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Part of Classical Converstions curriculum
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Required for Classical Conversations Ch 2 Level
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We use this for Challenge III in Classical Conversations. I bought the text only because I thought the questions were at the end of each chapter. They are not. The workbook is necessary.
Angela B. on Jan 20, 2020
We are members of the Classical Conversation community and this is required in Challenge 3.
Melissa T on Jan 19, 2020
Love this program! My son enjoys all components: video, text, & workbook. Helps establish the basic principals of critical thinking and a solid logic foundation.
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I like the second edition because it only requires one book.
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Homeschool - Classical Conversations
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For Classical Conversations Challenge 2 class.
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Classical Conversations Challenge 2 requirement.
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Classical Conversations curriculum
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We use it for our Classical Conversations Curriculum
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Classical Conversations program
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Used in CC Challenge III.
Carol S on Dec 3, 2018
Needed for Classical Conversations.
Yessenia G on Aug 18, 2018
I had the older edition and it's difficult for the student to flip the book back and forth to write in the answers. Having the workbook separate from the text is more efficient for the student.
Becky L on Aug 10, 2018
Part of the classical conversation curriculum
Marcela C on Aug 9, 2018
Classical Conversations Challenge 3
Lara M on Jul 31, 2018
Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge III
Melissa C on Jul 2, 2018
It is for a Logic class my son is taking online with Memoria Press Online Academy.
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Johnathan P C on Jan 19, 2018
My son finished level I and liked it very much.
Michele G on Jan 11, 2018
Our older children have loved the Memoria Press Logic series. It has really helped them to clarify their communication and organize their thoughts. Our oldest son and I always butted heads about writing, and he is now an excellent writer in his college classes. I can only credit his logic and rhetoric classes using the Memoria Press materials with teaching him to write so well. It has been amazing to see our children grow as they complete these courses!
Jennifer T on Sep 17, 2017
Part of Classical Converstions curriculum
Dilkhush T on Jun 26, 2020
We use this for Challenge III in Classical Conversations. I bought the text only because I thought the questions were at the end of each chapter. They are not. The workbook is necessary.
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