This course endeavors to explain the fundamental character of Aristotelian logic so that we can understand references to it in philosophical and theological discussions; so that we are able to perceive the use of logical tools in Aristotle and St. Thomas in order to read them with more understanding; and finally so that we can begin to use the tools of logic to think, write, and teach more clearly.
12 30-minute Lectures
- What is Logic?
- The Universal and the Predicables
- The Categories
- Opposition and Order
- Analogy and the Statement
- The Kinds of Statements and Relations of Opposition Between Them
- The Third Part of Logic and the Syllogism
- The Principles and Varieties of Syllogism
- Sophistic Reasoning
- Rhetoric and Poetics