[FE 1005]  Logic I

Semester I
wednesday 10:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: JINDRáčEK, Efrem
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
wednesday 10:30 - 12:15


This course is an introduction to philosophical logic founded on Aristotelian and Thomistic principles. Starting with a reflection on the aim and nature of logic, the course is divided according to the three acts of the intellect: (I) simple apprehension (concepts, terms, and definitions based on the 10 predicaments and 5 predicables); (II) judgment and different kinds of propositions; and, (III) reasoning which leads into syllogism, including an explanation of different figures, moods and rules of syllogism. The course concludes with an explanation of categorical syllogisms.


BIBLIOGRAPHY: ARISTOTLE, The Categories - On interpretation - Prior Analytics; PETER OF SPAIN, Summaries of Logic, Oxford University Press 2014; Jonathan BARNES, Porphyry’s Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006; Raymond J. McCALL,Basic Logic, The Fundamental Principles of Formal Deductive Reasoning, Barnes and Noble Books, New York-Hagerstown, San Francisco, London, 1952; Dennis Q. McINERNY, An Introduction to Foundational Logic,Elmhurst Township, PA: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 2012; Peter KREEFT, Socratic Logic, A Logic Text Using Socratic Method, Platonic Questions, & Aristotelian Principles, 3rd ed., St. Augustine’s Press 2010; Manuel T. PIÑÓN, Fundamental Logic, Manila, University of Santo Tomas, 1973.