School Sucks 244: The Trivium (Part Two) – Grammar and Logic – with Gene Odening

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This is part two of a series about the Trivium Method for self-teaching. Gene Odening will accompany us through the next three episodes.

From School Sucks Podcast:
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/

Covered today:

-GRAMMAR REVIEW: The effect of grammar is to produce primary, or first-order, knowledge of a subject (19:00)

-The utility of mythology and the subjective thought process

-Law of Non-Contradiction (38:00)
contradictions exist only within the mind of man through the misuse
of free will (misinterpretations). Logic is meant to minimize these misinterpretations.

-Truth vs belief (41:50)
One of the most overused words without an definition attached is “truth”
truth: a proposition in correspondence with objective, factual reality (i.e., a conceptual statement with no innate disagreements)

-English is a confusing language, denotation and connotation

-The 4 components of logic
What is reasoning? (53:50)
a) The Rules of Deductive Reasoning – mentally taking ideas apart
b) The Rules of Inductive Reasoning- mentally putting ideas together
c) The Rules of definition – genus and differentia (1:06:00)
d) Informal Fallacies overview (1:11:00)
-Fallacies of Relevance
-Fallacies of Presumption
-Fallacies of Ambiguity

Look Closer:

Trivium and Quadrivium Cliff Notes by Gene Odening by 8thestate

Trivium and Quadrivium Cliff Notes by Gene Odening by 8thestate

Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving by 8thestate

Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving by 8thestate

Jan Irvin’s Site, Trivium Education – http://www.triviumeducation.com/

T&H Trivium Resources – https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/

The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers – http://www.gbt.org/text/sayers.html

Mark Passio, What On Earth Is Happening (11/13/11) – The Trivium – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3d_-_nbbTg

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses – Documentary – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3vClVdnRE

General Semantics: Alfred Korzybski — how the nervous system ‘abstracts’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTjwJSE_qvA

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