This is part two of a series about the Trivium Method for self-teaching. Gene Odening will accompany us through the next three episodes.
GRAMMAR REVIEW: The effect of grammar is to produce primary, or first-order, knowledge of a subject (19:00)
The utility of mythology and the subjective thought process
Law of Non-Contradiction (38:00)
contradictions exist only within the mind of man through the misuse
of free will (misinterpretations). Logic is meant to minimize these misinterpretations.
Truth vs Belief (41:50)
One of the most overused words without an definition attached is "truth"
truth: a proposition in correspondence with objective, factual reality (i.e., a conceptual statement with no innate disagreements)
English is a confusing language, denotation and connotation
The 4 components of logic
What is reasoning? (53:50)
a) The Rules of Deductive Reasoning - mentally taking ideas apart
b) The Rules of Inductive Reasoning- mentally putting ideas together
c) The Rules of definition - genus and differentia (1:06:00)
d) Informal Fallacies overview (1:11:00)
-Fallacies of Relevance
-Fallacies of Presumption
-Fallacies of Ambiguity
Jan Irvin's Site, Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/
T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/
The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers - http://www.gbt.org/text/sayers.html
Mark Passio, What On Earth Is Happening (11/13/11) - The Trivium - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3d_-_nbbTg
Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses - Documentary - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3vClVdnRE
General Semantics: Alfred Korzybski -- how the nervous system 'abstracts' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTjwJSE_qvA
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