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Integrating medieval logicians into Introduction to Logic

Term starts next week, and I am so pleased to be teaching again what is probably my favorite course ever, Introduction to Logic. Most of it is going to be a pretty standard Intro Logic course: syntax and semantics of propositional and predicate logic, derivations, and meta-results (soundness/completeness). 552 more words

The Importance of Scepticism: An Atheist Mini-Critique of Richard Dawkins

Anyone who regularly tunes in to academic, atheist and author Professor Richard Dawkins’ television appearances and YouTube videos will likely be familiar with the following extract, which popped up in my social media feeds again, recently. 439 more words


Disjunctive Syllogism

The disjunctive syllogism is a form of deductive reasoning that goes as follows:

  1. Either p is true, or q is true.
  2. p is false.
  3. Therefore, q is true.
  4. 278 more words

EC 23 - Explaining the undistributed middle

The fallacy of the undistributed middle has the form:

“All A are B. All C are B. Therefore, all A are C.” For example: The queen has a poodle. 622 more words

Mathematical Economics

#3. syllogism

Syllogism: (noun) deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
9 Letters 3 syllables
First Use 1387
Syllogistic: of or relating to a… 475 more words

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Word of the day

Syllogism – an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two given or assumed propositions (premises); a common or middle term is present in the two premises but not in the conclusion, which may be invalid; a kind of logical argument that applies deductive reasoning to arrive at a conclusion based on two or more propositions that are asserted or assumed to be true; a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion; a subtle, specious, or crafty argument; deductive reasoning.


Free your Mind... and the rest will follow

I’m excited to announce the launch of a new YouTube series I’m working on.  This series will focus on spotting logical fallacies, with the hope of improving your critical thinking.  103 more words