An Introduction to Formal Logic
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Flawed, misleading, and false arguments are everywhere. From advertisers trying to separate you from your money, to politicians trying to sway your vote, to friends who want you to agree with them, your belief structure is constantly under attack.

Logic is intellectual self-defense against such assaults on reason and also a method of quality control for checking the validity of your own views. But beyond these very practical benefits, informal logic-the kind we apply in daily life-is the gateway to an elegant and fascinating branch of philosophy known as formal logic, which is philosophy's equivalent to calculus. Formal logic is a breathtakingly versatile tool. Much like a Swiss army knife for the incisive mind, it is a powerful mode of inquiry that can lead to surprising and worldview-shifting conclusions.

Award-winning Professor of Philosophy Steven Gimbel of Gettysburg College guides you with wit and charm through the full scope of this immensely rewarding subject in An Introduction to Formal Logic, 24 engaging half-hour lectures that teach you logic from the ground up-from the fallacies of everyday thinking to cutting edge ideas on the frontiers of the discipline. Professor Gimbel's research explores the nature of scientific reasoning and the ways in which science and culture interact, which positions him perfectly to make advanced abstract concepts clear and concrete.

Packed with real-world examples and thought-provoking exercises, this course is suitable for everyone from beginners to veteran logicians. Plentiful on-screen graphics, together with abundant explanations of symbols and proofs, make the concepts crystal clear.

01 Why Study Logic.m4v
02 Introduction To Logical Concepts.m4v
03 Informal Logic And Fallacies.m4v
04 Fallacies Of Faulty Authority.m4v
05 Fallacies Of Cause And Effect.m4v
06 Fallacies Of Irrelevance.m4v
07 Inductive Reasoning.m4v
08 Induction In Polls And Science.m4v
09 Introduction To Formal Logic.m4v
10 Truth-functional Logic.m4v
11 Truth Tables.m4v
12 Truth Tables And Validity.m4v
13 Natural Deduction.m4v
14 Logical Proofs With Equivalences.m4v
15 Conditional And Indirect Proofs.m4v
16 First-order Predicate Logic.m4v
17 Validity In First-order Predicate Logic.m4v
18 Demonstrating Invalidity.m4v
19 Relational Logic.m4v
20 Introducing Logical Identity.m4v
21 Logic And Mathematics.m4v
22 Proof And Paradox.m4v
23 Modal Logic.m4v
24 Three-valued And Fuzzy Logic.m4v


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