Chapter 3 – Why Study Logic? Expert from Introduction to Logic (PDF)

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Logic is the study of the principles of correct reasoning. That is its definition. To be logical is to think rightly, and to draw reasonable conclusions from the available information.

  • Why does logic matter, and who decides what is the “right” way to think?
  • If two people disagree on whether something is reasonable, who is correct?
  • What is the standard by which we judge a particular line of reasoning to be correct or incorrect?

In the Christian worldview, we can answer these questions because we know that God determines the correct way to reason. He is the standard for all truth claims. In this book you will learn about logic and the Christian worldview, the Biblical basis for the laws of logic, if faith is contrary to reason, informal logical fallacies, and more.

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This logic course will both challenge and inspire high school students to be able to defend their faith against atheists and skeptics alike.

  • A full-year course that will increase a student’s ability to refute the untruths that evolutionists claim as fact.
  • Includes both a student text and a teacher’s guide with all necessary quizzes and tests.
  • Teaches methods that are reliable and effective in defending truth.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Logic and the Christian Worldview
  • 2. All Knowledge Is Ultimately from God
  • 3. Why Study Logic?
  • 4. Propositions and Arguments
  • 5. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • 6. The Biblical Basis for the Laws of Logic
  • 7. Logical Failure of the Unbiblical Worldview
  • 8. Is the Christian Faith Illogical?
  • 9. Is Faith Contrary to Reason?
  • 10. Arbitrariness and Inconsistency
  • 11. Definitions
  • 12. A Brief Introduction to Syllogisms
  • 13. Enthymemes
  • 14. Informal Logical Fallacies
  • 15. Equivocation
  • 16. Reification
  • 17. The Fallacy of Accent
  • 18. The Fallacies of Composition and Division
  • 19. Hasty Generalization and Sweeping Generalization
  • 20. The Fallacy of False Cause
  • 21. Begging the Question
  • 22. Begging the Question — Part 2
  • 23. The Question-Begging Epithet
  • 24. The Complex Question
  • 25. The Bifurcation Fallacy
  • 26. The No True Scotsman Fallacy
  • 27. Special Pleading
  • 28. The False Analogy and the Slippery Slope Fallacy
  • 29. Review of the Fallacies of Presumption
  • 30. Ad Hominem
  • 31. The Faulty Appeal to Authority
  • 32. The StrawMan Fallacy
  • 33. Faulty Appeals
  • 34. Naturalistic, Moralistic, and the Appeal to Consequences
  • 35. The Genetic Fallacy and the Tu Quoque Fallacy
  • 36. The Fallacy of Irrelevant Thesis
  • 37. Review of Fallacies of Relevance
  • 38. Closing Remarks
  • Glossary/Index
  • Informal Fallacies at a Glance
  • Quick Reference Guide

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