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PHIL 125: Logic & Rhetoric


Course Description

“Logic!” said the Professor half to himself. “Why don’t they teach logic at these schools?”
– C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

While it is a truism in education that we want students to think critically, we cannot achieve this without giving them something to think about. In Logic & Rhetoric, our young men work on the essential skills of recognizing fallacious thinking, expressing arguments in their purest form, analyzing the truth of an argument’s premises, and determining the validity of a conclusion. Finally, they put all these pieces together in the art of rhetoric, wherein we do not argue for the sake of argument, but to learn the truth and act in accordance with it.

School: High School

Department: Philosophy

Length: One Semester


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