Logic

Logic is the building block of all rational thought.
It is therefore essential when pursuing philosophy to gain a working understanding of logical argumentation.

Note: A fallacy is simply an error in logic.


Formal Logic

Aristotle
300s BCE

  • Week 1: Introduction to Logic
  • Week 2: Modus Ponens
  • Week 3: Modus Tollens
  • Week 4: Disjunctive Syllogism

Fallacies of Cause

  • Week 5: Reductionist Fallacy
  • Week 6: Post Hoc Fallacy
  • Week 7: Sharpshooter Fallacy & Tautology

Fallacies in Debating

  • Week 8: False Dilemma & Straw Man
  • Week 9: Special Pleading & Slippery Slope
  • Week 10: Meaningless Jargon & Weasel Words

Fallacies of Relevance

  • Week 11: Appeals to Authority & Tradition
  • Week 12: Bandwagoning & Ad Hominem Attacks
  • Week 13: Appeals to Emotion

Fallacies of Evidence

  • Week 14: Cherry Picking
  • Week 15: Hasty Generalizations & Conclusions