Comprehensive Notes on Logic, by Tony Myers

I would like to recapitulate some of the concepts that were discussed at the end of the first Logic Saves Lives podcast. The first hour was mainly Brett and I discussing historical topics to present some context to the narratives we’ve come to study and understand, but the last half hour we delved into the most important aspect of the essence of logic and the rules associated with it. I had prepared for reviewing and applying the fallacies last week to the Steve Shives presentations we’ll be going over in later episodes, but I felt as though I might’ve lost some people with some of the concepts presented towards the end of the podcast as I hadn’t planned to present those in particular, which created a sort of disharmonious blend of many different ideas that might be hard to piece together. I would like to concisely clarify some of those concepts, as they are vitally important to understanding what logic is, what the Trivium is, and how it’s a basic description of the mind. This short introduction is necessary to understand what an informal fallacy is, as concept formation applies directly to the improper usage of language which creates faulty arguments. The table of contents is for further reading into the concepts I’ll be divulging in this brief, but substantive description.

Contents:

1) Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft
a. The Two Logics
b. All Logic in Two Pages: An Overview (B)
c. The Three Acts of the Mind (B)
d. The First Act of the Mind: Understanding
e. The Problem of Universals
2) Gene Odening Presentation on the Trivium
a. Discussion on Cognition
b. Discussion on Grammar

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