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While logical analysis has a lot to do with the structure of arguments, knowing what is true and false is an important part of a good argument as well. In this lesson, you'll learn what to do when you don't know whether a claim is true or false as well as the role truth plays in logic. [More]
To build arguments, we need to use very specific types of sentences. This helps our arguments to have the right structure so they're, well, logical. This lesson talks about those sentences and sets the stage for determining what is true and what isn't. [More]
Lesson 2 in the series "Short Little Lessons in Logic". Learn what an argument is and how it functions in logic. You'll learn the three parts of an argument and we'll introduce you to the building blocks of sound reasoning. We promise we won't yell at you and say mean things. [More]
Short Little Lessons in Logic is the first in a new series by Philosophy News where you can learn philosophy in bite-sized chunks at your own pace. This first series covers fundamental concepts in formal logic and covers the basics of logic, how to construct arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning, truth tables, categorical logic and informal logic. We're excited to bring you this free series and we appreciate you telling others about it on social media! [More]
Lesson 1 in the series "Short Little Lessons in Logic". In this lesson, we introduce formal logic and how it can be used to help us become better thinkers. In it, we claim that there is a right way to organize our thoughts and logic is the tool that helps us do this. You'll learn the definition of logic and some important terms that will help set you up for success in the rest of the course. [More]
Dr. Paul Herrick, author of three logic texts, gives an overview of logic, its history, and its importance. Even if you don't have a background in philosophy, you will find this summary helpful and informative. [More]
Check out this free online logic course published my Microsoft through the Harvard/MIT project edx.org. It features content from the Oxford University Press book Think with Socrates and focuses on formal logic and its application to computer science. [More]
Michael Potter is Professor of Logic in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and has been a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College since 1989. His forthcoming book, Wittgenstein 1916, will be a study of Wittgenstein's views on ethics and religion during the First World War, during the time he was writing his famous Tractatus. Our friends at IAI spoke to him about Wittgenstein, the linguistic turn and the importance of logic to the study of language. [More]
The world is experiencing a growing and disturbing trend of unsportsmanlike conduct by professional athletes. The philosophical community isn't outraged. [More]
Provided we have the right type of rigor, we need randomness, mess, adventures, uncertainty, self-discovery, near-traumatic episodes--all these things that make life worth living--compared to the structured, ineffective life of an empty-suit CEO with a pre-set schedule and an alarm clock. (Taleb ) [More]

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