an 8-week, 24-session intensive with Steven Rummelsburg on how to think, converse, and teach with logic and love
In an age that is so driven by sentiment and emotional manipulation, now more than ever we need to be grounded in sound thinking and reasoning.
Being able to identify fallacies is not enough. Being able to form a syllogism is inadequate.
We need to be able to speak the truth in love, but truth is logical and objective, not personal, subjective, and emotion-driven.
We need to not be afraid of dialogue or dialectic (that is, conversation with disagreements and argumentation). We need the confidence to notice and point out inconsistencies and absurdities, to shape the patterns and affections of our own hearts as well as that of our children and our communities with integrity.
Logic is an art, not a set of tricks or formulas. Instead of learning logic in a purely informational manner that turns logic into a servile art, Steven will teach logic in a formational manner so that logic retains its role as a liberal art – an art that brings liberty of thought and feeling.
The Four Causes and the Three Acts of Intellect – these are not merely definitions to memorize, but tools for directing conversation and for growing in wisdom, understanding, and virtue.
Over the course of 8 weeks, including 8 Q&A conversations, Steven will show us how this is done, not so that we can better manipulate, but so that we can truly know and grow in virtue.
In this clip from the first lesson, Steven Jonathan gives a brief summary of
each class in the course:
By teaching logic through principles and by example rather than as informational propositions, Steven will equip parents not only to teach logical categories and thinking, but to teach according to logic in all areas and holistically and organically within most important instructional setting: the home and family unit.
Whether you homeschool or not, if you are a parent, you need to bring your children up with the grounding of sound thinking and reasoning so they are not blown by every trend and latest movement.