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The Discovery of Deduction

Harness the Art of Persuasion through Logical Mastery.

  • Starts 29 July
  • 525 Australian dollars
  • Online Class

Available spots

Service Description

Description: The course emphasises the practical and real-world application of deductive logic, using methods such as didactic teaching and Socratic dialogue. It approaches formal logic in a way ideal for dialectic students, starting with a brief history of Aristotelian logic. Students learn to translate arguments from ordinary conversations and written narratives into categorical form, construct syllogisms, and test them for validity. They also study the square of opposition and relationships of equivalence, learning to make valid propositional inferences and analyse syllogisms. Prerequisites: The Discovery of Deduction is recommended for students who have studied informal fallacies, such as those taught in The Art of Argument: An Introduction to the Informal Fallacies. However, the course does also stand on its own as an independent study of formal logic. Required Materials: Students will need a copy of Classical Academic Press "The Discovery of Deduction". These can be purchased at or Students will need a headset microphone, computer and internet. Students will use Microsoft Teams and Microsoft One Note to submit work and for live classes. Course sessions: This course will commence in the week starting 29 July. There are two one-hour sessions each week. These sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12 pm (AEDT/AEST). There will be a term break from 30 September until 11 October. Classes resume in the week commencing 14 October. The final week of classes for this course will commence on 9 December. Classes will not run on Tuesday, 24 September, and Monday, 11 November. Instructor: Mrs. Celia Lambert

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