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Category Archives: Deductive Logic
From www.dilbert.com of course…
(From my appearance on ABC Radio National’s ‘Philosopher’s Zone) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/philosopherszone/stories/2007/1911312.htm Philosophy is about asking childlike questions – how do we know the world exists? How do we know it hasn’t just started existing? Why can’t we go back in time? … Continue reading
(from my Ockham’s Razor appearance on the ABC’s Radio National) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ockhamsrazor/stories/2010/2975629.htm Robyn Williams: And now, the bad news. No, don’t run off – this is interesting – even Quite Interesting, as Stephen Fry might say. Here I’ll quote directly from a … Continue reading
Why knowing deductive logic is not always an advantage.. Another Dilbert classic.
Deductive logic, argument, argumentation.
Ocham’s Razor episode with Peter Ellerton on Inductive and Deductive Reasoning and courses in schools. Critical thinking. Ockhams Razor – Ellerton (mp3)
Sydney Morning Herald article on teaching philosophy in schools. Reason being … Peter Ellerton teaches philosophy at Brisbane’s Calamvale Community College and started the Australian Philosophy Teachers Network to get more resources to teachers. Photo: Paul Harris August 25, … Continue reading
Worksheet with about a dozen problems requiring testing for validity using truth tables & truth trees, as well as some translating. Deductive Logic. Truth tree validity worksheet
These simple posters were printed off and placed above the whiteboard for the duration of our propositional logic unit as a means of quick visual reference. Deductive Logic. Basic truth table posters
A one page summary sheet of some of the main bits of propositional logic. Deductive Logic. Valid Arguments
Booklet on the propositional logic technique of truth trees. Deductive Logic. Truth Trees
A booklet on the techniques of truth tables from propositional logic. Deductive Logic. Truth Tables booklet
An introduction to propositional logic – how to represent sentences and statements into propositions. Deductive Logic. Propositional Logic – Propositions booklet
A booklet on the technique of natural deduction (requires knowledge of propositional logic) – deductive logic. Natural Deduction Booklet
Traditional and categorical logic as Aristotle meant it to be… deductive logic. Traditional Categorical Logic
Classic Python scene. Great for deductive logic, analogy, fallacies of reasoning. Mp4 format – good for ipods. About 4 minutes and 25 Mb. witch (mp4)
How not to do deductive logic (cartoon)