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Intensive Studies - Logic: Principles of Reasoning [Roger Williams University] {Commuter} (Session 1) – Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Intensive Studies - Logic: Principles of Reasoning [Roger Williams University] {Commuter} (Session 1)

Non residential Academic Needs based scholarship Competitive application process

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Date/Time: Jun 26, 2023 - Jul 14, 2023     9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 12-17
Cost: $5,199.00
Registration deadline: May 19, 2023

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Lawyers, doctors, and mathematicians use logic while building arguments, diagnosing diseases, and proving theorems. This course explores the techniques of logic while developing your analytical reasoning skills and your ability to produce arguments and identify fallacious reasoning. After learning foundational concepts such as validity, soundness, and consistency, you’ll explore the process of evaluating language-based arguments. You and your classmates will identify common fallacies, discern patterns of proper reasoning, and use Venn diagrams to evaluate syllogisms. Moving on to the study of formal logic, the method of analyzing and validating arguments by means of symbolic notation, you’ll use truth tables to evaluate complex arguments and employ natural deduction techniques to prove arguments valid. You’ll analyze editorials, speeches, and philosophical works; construct arguments about enduring questions and contemporary issues; engage in debates; and write proofs. By the end of the course, you will have developed rigorous analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills crucial to academic and professional inquiry. While this is a humanities class, you’ll use symbolic notation and write proofs common in math classes.


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