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  1. Introduction
    Course Introduction: Essentials of Formal Logic (Preview Content)
  2. Chapter 1
    Lesson 1: Chapter 1.1 Formal vs. Informal Logic (Preview Content)
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  3. Lesson 2: Chapter 1.2 Deductive vs. Inductive Reasoning (Preview Content)
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  4. Lesson 3: Chapter 1.3 Categorical vs. Propositional Logic
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  5. Chapter 2
    Lesson 4: Chapter 2.1 Part I: Aristotle Gets the Ball Rolling: Classical Origins and Medieval Recovery
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  6. Lesson 5: Chapter 2.2 Part II: Aristotle Is Lost and Then Found: The Growth and Divergence of Modern Logic
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  7. Chapter 3
    Lesson 6: Chapter 3.1 Thinking About Thinking: The Nature of Formal Logic
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  8. Lesson 7: Chapter 3.2 The Three Acts of the Mind
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  9. Chapter 4
    Lesson 8: Chapter 4.1 Introduction to Argument Translation
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  10. Lesson 9: Chapter 4.2 Categorical Form Introduced
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  11. Lesson 10: Chapter 4.3 Propositions
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  12. Lesson 11: Chapter 4.4 Translating Arguments Step 1: Finding the Propositions
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  13. Lesson 12: Chapter 4.5 Translating Arguments Step 2: Finding the Subject Term and the Predicate Term
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  14. Lesson 13: Chapter 4.6 Translating Arguments Step 3: Affirmo and Nego
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  15. Lesson 14: Chapter 4.7 Translating Arguments Step 4: Supply the Proper Quantifier
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  16. Lesson 15: Chapter 4.8 Translating Arguments Step 5: Propositions Translated into Categorical Form
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  17. Chapter 5
    Lesson 16: Chapter 5.1 Introduction to the Square of Opposition
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  18. Lesson 17: Chapter 5.2 The Square of Opposition
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  19. Lesson 18: Chapter 5.3 Contradiction
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  20. Lesson 19: Chapter 5.4 Contrariety and Subcontrariety
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  21. Lesson 20: Chapter 5.5-5.6 Subimplication and Superimplication, The Square of Opposition and Inference Analysis
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  22. Chapter 6
    Lesson 21: Chapter 6.1-6.3 Introduction to the Relationships of Equivalence, Logical Equations, The Obverse Relationship
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  23. Lesson 22: Chapter 6.4 The Converse Relationship
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  24. Lesson 23: Chapter 6.5 The Relationship of Contraposition
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  25. Chapter 7
    Lesson 24: Chapter 7.1 Introduction to Syllogisms and Validity
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  26. Lesson 25: Chapter 7.2-7.3 Arranging the Syllogism, Categorical Syllogisms
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  27. Lesson 26: Chapter 7.4 Enthymemes
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  28. Lesson 27: Chapter 7.5 Moods and Figures
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  29. Chapter 8
    Lesson 28: Chapter 8.1 Validity and the Counterexample Method
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  30. Lesson 29: Chapter 8.2 Evaluating Validity: Terminological Rules 1 and 2
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  31. Lesson 30: Chapter 8.3 Evaluating Validity: Terminological Rules 3 and 4
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  32. Lesson 31: Chapter 8.4 Evaluating Validity: Qualitative Rules
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  33. Lesson 32: Chapter 8.5 An Introduction to the Venn Diagramming Method of Establishing Validity
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  34. Lesson 33: Chapter 8.6 Combining the Skills
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  35. Chapter 9
    Lesson 34: Chapter 9 Preamble
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  36. Lesson 35: Chapter 9.1 Introduction to Definitions and Disagreement
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  37. Lesson 36: Chapter 9.2 Types of Disagreement
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  38. Lesson 37: Chapter 9.3 Rules for Defining Words
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  39. Lesson 38: Chapter 9.4 Types of Definitions
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  40. Lesson 39: Chapter 9.5 Extension vs. Intention
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  41. Lesson 40: Chapter 9.6 Presuppositional Disputes
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  42. Lesson 41: Chapter 9.7 Pursuing Truth
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  43. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Essentials of Formal Logic
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Create a Venn diagram for each of the following statements. Then identify which terms are distributed and which terms are undistributed.

  1. All women are shoppers.
  2. Some summer days are hot days.
  3. Some mathematicians are not math teachers.
  4. No military officers are civilians.