Logic in a Week!

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Logic Camp at Gideon Study Center

August 9-12 (Monday – Thursday)

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

~ “Logic is the art of reasoning well—of learning to think God’s thoughts after Him”

Designed to introduce students to the study of formal logic, this 4-day camp* purposes to train students in the “crucial skills of defining terms, recognizing basic types of statements, arguing with syllogisms, arguing in ordinary language, and identifying informal fallacies.”

Instructor: Nancy Van Sickel, logic tutor at both Blackburn Study Center and Gideon Study Center

Text: Introductory Logic (by Nance and Wilson; ISBN 1591280338)

Preliminary reading: The Fallacy Detective (by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn, ISBN 0974531502)

Grades targeted: students entering 7th-11th grade who have not previously studied formal logic.

Cost: $100 per student plus the cost of materials

Registration Deadline: August 2, 2010

Contact: Becky Moyer at gideonstudycenter@gmail.com for more information.

*This camp is designed to provide incoming 2010-2011 Gideon students with an introduction to Logic 1 before they proceed into the Logic 2 class they intend to take during the coming school year.