Today in class, the rest of the students finished presenting the short oral reports over the classical arguments for the existence of God. (see the previous post). Following this, we delved into the basics of Logic and Reason, covering the basic structures of logic: propositions, conjunctions, disjunctions, negations, conditional and equivalence connectives. Following a presentation of basic rules of logic, I got a little ways into the Rule of Inference, covering Modus Ponens, Modus Tollens, Hypothetical Syllogism, and Disjunctive Syllogism. There are a few more and then we will cover fallacies, divided into three main categories:
- Fallacies of Relevance
- Fallacies of Presumption
- Fallacies of Ambiguity
A colleague of mine will join the class for a few days to help us cover an overview of the History of Science and how science develops. We'll consider in detail the scientific method. After which we are ready to start with the heavy issues of Origins.