Logic is a remarkable discipline. It is deeply tied to mathematics and philosophy, as correctness of argumentation is particularly crucial for these abstract disciplines. Logic systematizes and analyzes steps in reasoning: correct steps guarantee the truth of their conclusion given the truth of their premise(s); incorrect steps allow the formulation of counterexamples, i.e., of situations in which the premises are true, but the conclusion is false.

Recognizing (and having conceptual tools for recognizing) the correctness or incorrectness of steps is crucial in order to critically evaluate arguments, not just in philosophy and mathematics, but also in ordinary life. This skill is honed by working in two virtual labs. In the ProofLab you learn to construct complex arguments in a strategically guided way, whereas in the TruthLab the emphasis is on finding counterexamples systematically.

Who should take this course?

This is an introductory course designed for students from a broad range of disciplines, from mathematics and computer science to drama and creative writing. The highly interactive presentation makes it possible for any student to master the material. Concise multimedia lectures introduce each chapter; they discuss, in detail, the central notions and techniques presented in the text, but also articulate and motivate the learning objectives for each chapter. For more course details, visit this page.

Open & Free Version

The Open & Free, Logic & Proofs course includes the first five chapters of Logic & Proofs, providing a basic introduction to sentential logic. A full version of Logic & Proofs, including both sentential and predicate logic, is also available without technical or instructor support to independent users, for a small fee. No credit is awarded for completing either the Open & Free, Logic & Proofs course or the full, unsupported Logic & Proofs course.

To begin the free version of the Syllabus: Logic & Proofs (Open + Free), click here now.

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Isn't this the course that Gen was recommending in the forums?

Yes, and I am three chapters in. It's quite good.

How is this going to help me in life? Seriously.

If you work with computers, math or simply enjoy making fireproof arguments, this is the course for you.

This is free? JUDAH

Yep.

Gen did this course?

Yes, she did. She recommended it to me and my son. We are taking it together. We're getting a lot out of it so far. (No spoilers!)

It looks kinda involved. Maybe we can get a group of us up so we don't get lost or something. (Judah?)

Did it with Gen. 😛

Done. See FB. JUDAH

This course is great because as A5 says, it teaches you to recognize properly and improperly constructed arguments, which is an essential part of the Bullshit …er, Baloney Detector that we all have to build for ourselves. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/The_Fine_Art_of_Baloney_Detection

Brag brag brag.

The cavalry, it has arrived. And no spoilers. 🙂

i'm in.

Can I do it with you, star? I may need help with this and I don't want to miss out. xx Rita

Oh no. This has math in it. I am not good at advanced math. if you two do this, can I do it with you? Evenings are best for me. Maybe three nights a week or something?

Clare, trying to be open-minded and fearless

If Ward does it, I'll do it.

My son really likes it. let me know what you think.

My work/course load is heavy right now. If we do once a week I think I can do it.

cool.

Obvious email is obvious, I wrote the blog. I want in on this where ever you guys are doing this thing. I got three more who wanna tag. Judah included.

GXP Study Hall it is then. ::collects emails::

Edward Blake 09 August, 2013

If Ward does it, I'll do it.

Great, see you there. – Ward

Great, see you there. – WardBLUFF CALLED.

Oh, Kipling, you must add me to this list. Let's see if Mr. Blake can keep up…

I emailed the blog, please add me to the study group.

Great, thanks.

Math = GOOD. Sign me up.