Traditional Logic II Set

Traditional Logic II Set


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Grades: 7-12

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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Follow up to TD I. Excellent set!
Amanda M on Nov 28, 2022
Michelle A B on Jun 26, 2022
Follow up to TD I. Excellent set!
Amanda M on Nov 28, 2022
My daughter enjoyed the first course and requested the second.
Sharon J on Aug 15, 2022
Michelle A B on Jun 26, 2022
Needed for CC Challenge 2
Evelyn M on May 30, 2022
our homeschooling coop is using this set, through classical conversations
nancy on Aug 3, 2021
used in Classical Conversations Challenge curriculum
Richard S C on Jul 26, 2021
Classical Conversations Challenge II
David L on Jul 1, 2021
Used for Challenge II program for Classical Conversations.
Helen B on Jun 22, 2021
Concise but easy to teach Logic classes for a non-logic teacher.
Tracy R on Feb 20, 2021
We are using this with Classical Conversations Challenge 2 program.
Sue I on Jul 27, 2020
Great value for the set, I bought an extra workbook so I had one for both my daughter and I, and we were ready to go! Purchased for Classical Conversations Challenge II.
Kristi J on Jul 7, 2020
It was recommended by a classical conversation tutor
Dulce O on Jun 18, 2020
classical conversations challenge 1 program
Joyce B on Jun 17, 2020
Classical conversations 3
Jamie S on Jan 5, 2020
We are a Classical Conversations family with Challenge A and Challenge II students.
Troy M on Sep 25, 2019
required for school
Allyson N on Aug 9, 2019
classical conversations curriculum
Libby C on Aug 2, 2019
We have been working our way through level 1 and wish to continue with this program.
User on Jul 25, 2019
Challenge 2 Classical Conversations Required Strand
Pamela I on Jul 20, 2019
Required item
Virginia S on Jul 15, 2019
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge III
Monica S on Jul 14, 2019
It is part of my homeschool group curriculum.
Cheryl A on Jul 7, 2019
classical conversations
Annaliesa C on Jul 5, 2019
We use this for Challenge 2 with Classical Conversations
Laura R on Jul 2, 2019
CC Challenge 3
Marion G on Jul 1, 2019
Required for Challenge II
Alysha E on May 31, 2019
Required for Challenge II
Pamela P on May 9, 2019
classical conversation challenge 2
Dell J on May 1, 2019
Necessary curriculum for Classical Conversations
Monica R on Apr 27, 2019
classical Conversation
User on Apr 23, 2019
Required for Challenge 3 in classical conversations
Angela W on Jul 30, 2018
traditional logic 1 was great, entire family enjoyed working through the book. we all learned a good deal; definitely wanted to follow through with the next in the series. well worth the effort!
lisa t on Jun 23, 2018
The price for the complete set was lower than any other place and with an order over $50, I received free shipping.
Cherie M on Jul 8, 2017
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge III
Carol S on Jun 14, 2017
My son worked through the Traditonal Logic I set and loved it, so we decided to continue on with the next part. Easy to use, throrough, and self teaching.
Victoria M on Jan 8, 2017
My girls are taking this as a class through a local enrichment program, and I decided to get the DVDs this time so I could help them better if they need it. Logic is NOT my best subject, but having the DVDs for explanation makes it a lot easier.
Beth H on Jan 5, 2016
My daughter enjoyed the first course and requested the second.
Sharon J on Aug 15, 2022
Needed for CC Challenge 2
Evelyn M on May 30, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent series. Short, concise Leon with plenty of practicum exercises, including a very valuable case study fo each lesson in the workbook.
December 9, 2020
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