Short Videos on Logical Theory
Videos by Paul Herrick (Shoreline Community College) and Mark Storey (Bellevue College)
Our thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, and to the Washington State Board for Technical and Community Colleges, for the grant they awarded us that helped us create these videos. Thanks also to Shoreline Community College videographer Dwight Edwards for filming and editing our demonstrations. These videos correspond to chapters in Introduction to Logic by Paul Herrick (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Table of Contents
Fundamental Concepts of Logic
Welcome and Intro
Welcome to Logic Class and Introduction to the Series
What is Logic?
An overview of the discipline and what you'll be studying.
What is an Argument?
An overview of the basic build blocks of logic
Arguments vs NonArguments
What makes an argument
What is a Deductive Argument?
The strongest argument you can make on the strongest argument you can make
What is an Inductive Argument?
Probably the most common type of argument.
What is a Valid Argument?
An overview of how arguments should (and shouldn't) be structured.
What is a Deductively Sound Argument?
Valid + True = Sound
What is a Strong Argument?
There's a high degree of probability that you'll enjoy this video.
Inductively Sound or Cogent Arguments
Strong + True = Cogent
The Fundamental Concepts of Logic
Consistency, Inconsistency, Implication, Equivalence, Necessity, Contingency
Overview of the Fundamental Concepts of Logic
Argument, Deduction, Induction, Validity, Strength, Consistency, Inconsistency, Implication, Equivalence, Necessity, and so forth.
Translating Categorical Sentences into Standard Form--1
Translating Categorical Sentences into Standard Form--2
Constructing the Converse, Obverse, and Contrapositive of a Cat Sentence
Form of a Categorical Syllogism--1
Logical Form of a Categorical Syllogism--2
Constructing Venn Diagrams--1
Constructing Venn Diagrams--2
Aristotelian vs Boolean Standpoints
Constructing Venn Diagrams--3
More Venn Diagrams
Constructing Venn Diagrams--4
Constructing Venn Diagrams Yet Again