AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LOGIC

This course introduces logic as a liberal art, i.e., an art of things which are made in being known and known in being made.  Logic directs the fundamental acts of the human intellect—simple apprehension, composition and division, inference—in realizing what they make and know, the forms of discursive understanding: definition, judgment, and argument.

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Course starts Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at 5:30pm Pacific (8:30pm Eastern), and continue for EIGHT consecutive Thursdays.

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST 2021

The course will rely on the following authors and touch on the following texts:

  • Aristotle, On Interpretation (selections), Categories (selections), Prior Analytics (selections)
  • Jacques Maritain, Formal Logic (selections)
  • P. T. Geach, Reason and Argument  (selections)
  • Lewis Carroll, The Game of Logic (selections)

About Instructor

Steven Cortright

Steven A. Cortright is a Professor in the Philosophy Department and Integral Program at St. Mary’s College of California where he has been teaching since 1977. A graduate of St. Mary’s College himself and the University of Notre Dame, Professor Cortright is the founding president of the Albertus Magnus Institute.

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