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The Liberty of Logic: Discover freedom & confidence through principles of sound thinking

$159.00

an 8-week, 24-session intensive with Steven Rummelsburg on how to think, converse, and teach with logic and love

 

Build on a foundation of truth with clear, sound principles. Learn logic as a liberal art that will set your mind and conversation and teaching free.

 

July 13-September 4, 2020

 

Lifetime access included.

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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.

FAQ

No. This is for all parents who want to ensure they bring up their children with a foundation of logic and love. Whether instruction happens entirely at home or also in a school setting, the home remains the most formative place for children and parents, homeschooling or not, are the first and most important influence in their children’s thinking and affections.

Yes. Access is for the entire household and the material can be used over and over again. Steven is an engaging, excited teacher who can communicate these truths with energy to men, women, and teens alike.

Yes. We’re happy to create a discount code for your group. Just fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch.

The classes are not held live. Each Monday and Wednesday, from July 13-September 2, a new class was made available. The replays and previous sessions will remain available like a course and your purchase includes lifetime access to the course material. Each Saturday at 9:30am (PST) while the class is being held, a live Q&A conversation was hosted on Zoom. The Q&A conversations will also be added to the class material as replays. After you purchase the course, you will be able to access the course by logging into your Scholé Sisters account.

No. The lessons are prerecorded and available. The Q&A sessions were live on Zoom where everyone who showed up could interact with the ideas and with Steven. The replays of those live sessions are available within the course.

The course will be delivered on our main site like a course, with buttons to mark complete and any support material available right on the page. The videos will be hosted on YouTube, so they should not take much bandwidth and should work with most casting devices. You will be able to access the course by logging into your Scholé Sisters account.

No homework between classes will be required or assigned, though some suggested activities, conversations, or readings might be mentioned.

Yes! Material Logic: Words, Thoughts, Reality by Thaddeus Kozinski.

Steven uses this book in his middle school logic class. It is recommended support material but not required.

It will be especially helpful if you are doing this class with your teen or co-op as a for-credit logic class.

We encouraged Steven to give us the fire-hose of information for Spring Training because we only had 3 classes and a lot to cover.

That is not the case with this course. Each session will be shorter and Steven will take more time with each idea, unpacking it and applying it with examples and stories. Steven said that the content will be accessible to a motivated and engaged middle schooler and certainly for high schoolers. So that means it will certainly be accessible to you. 🙂

Yes, but each family will need to purchase their own access. This simplifies administration and also means that if a student misses a class, he can still keep up. We’re happy to create a discount code for your group. Just fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch.

You will likely also want to purchase the inexpensive textbook that Steven recommends using with students: Material Logic: Words, Thoughts, Reality by Thaddeus Kozinski.

Definitely each section of the video (which we’re currently in the process of doing a better job of marking), should be taken as an individual chunk and not the whole hour-long lecture.

So, with your teens, start with lesson 5, which teaches chapter 1 of Material Logic: Words, Thoughts, Reality by Thaddeus Kozinski. Watch just the introduction and opening illustration, and stop before the first point begins. Each point can be treated like its own class segment.

The first few lessons you can think of as an introduction and notes for teachers and parents. The real lessons of logic begin with lesson 5.

So, with your teens, start with lesson 5, which teaches chapter 1 of Material Logic: Words, Thoughts, Reality by Thaddeus Kozinski. Watch just the introduction and opening illustration, and stop before the first point begins. Each point can be treated like its own class segment.

We suggest to watch it all the way through once without pausing, even if you aren’t following exactly. The best way to grow in conceptual and vocabulary understanding is actually to just be immersed in it – this is how young children make the leaps and bounds they do. What they don’t understand mostly washes over them, but their minds are at work under the surface and they surprise us later with the connections they’ve made. Knowing every word or following every statement isn’t necessary to appreciating the whole, getting something out of it, and growing in unexpected ways. That’s the nature of the mind at work. Take the 20ish minute chunk as a whole and talk with your kids afterwards about what you did and didn’t get – that will be a hugely productive point of connection and learning amongst you.

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