Traditional Logic II Text Set

Traditional Logic II Text 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 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 (Book I has a streaming option for the Instructional Videos). 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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required for Classical Conversations
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Chal 2 in Classical Conversations
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Classical Conversations Curriculum
Amalie C on May 31, 2021
Required for Classical Conversations class.
Amy S on May 19, 2021
Required Homeschool curriculum text.
Alea L on Aug 14, 2020
Belongs to our curriculum
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Best price and wanted to support RR!
Gambrill W on Jul 26, 2020
For CC Challenge 2
Maggie M on Jul 7, 2020
Son needs this for Ch 2.
Sara H on Jun 24, 2020
classical conversations
Jamie F on May 18, 2020
Classical Conversations Required Reading
Kristy on May 13, 2020
My 10th grader will use this to participate in Classical Conversations Challenge II Fall of 2020.
Charles K on May 4, 2020
Required for Classical Conversations Ch 2 Level
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Classical Conversations Challenge II
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Classical Conversations
Elizabeth H on Jan 12, 2020
Completed the first level of this series last year and felt that it worked well for us.
Jan C on Aug 13, 2019
Purchasing this set from Rainbow Resource rather than Memoria Press allowed me to receive free shipping on my order.
Crystal K on Aug 6, 2019
We need these for CC
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Classical Conversations Challenge 3 plus quizzes for assessment
Kimberly B on Jun 7, 2019
required for class
Marne S on Jun 6, 2019
Classical Conversations program
Annemarie H on May 8, 2019
We have used Traditional Logic I and found it to be well written and easy to comprehend.
Lisa C on May 3, 2019
Use in Classical Conversations Challenge II
Andrea T on Mar 5, 2019
Selected this set for the Classical Conversations Challenge II program
Rhonda A on Feb 14, 2019
Using for Challenge 1
Mellane D on Aug 11, 2018
I need these for my son's logic class
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SUZANNE M on Aug 9, 2018
I taught Traditional Logic I to a group of 7-10 grade students last year. It was a great class and the kids enjoyed it so much, they asked for Logic II this year!
User on Aug 5, 2018
Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge 3
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Classical Conversations CH 3
Julie W on Jan 3, 2018
For my Classical Conversations, Challenge III student.
Patricia S on Oct 27, 2017
We've really enjoyed using Traditional Logic I and want to continue with Logic II. Traditional Logic breaks down a complex subject into very manageable daily readings and assignments.
Renee Minick on Sep 20, 2017
its required with the curriculum being used
Claudia C on Aug 29, 2017
Classical Conversations Challenge 3
Julie Ann R on Jan 15, 2017
Memoria Press is a trust resource. Martin Cothram's Logic is top-notch!
Marla G on Jan 2, 2017
This is part of our Classical Conversations Challenge 3 curriculum for this year.
Amanda B on Aug 4, 2016
We use this text in Challenge 3, loved the first book!
Jennifer S on Jul 19, 2016
Logic is for all our Christian teens.
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Classical Conversations requirement
Kara L on Dec 15, 2015
Chal 2 in Classical Conversations
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Required for Classical Conversations class.
Amy S on May 19, 2021
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