There is no basic understanding more necessary in understanding logic than the “logical syllogism.” Persuaders need to know this.
In this week’s lesson, you will learn…
- The antiquity of logical thinking.
- How logic makes you internally stronger.
- Why logic is seldom persuasive alone.
- A quick review of the three steps to flowing.
- The Jeub-original definition of “logic” and the logical syllogism.
- The structure of the syllogism.
- The 1st of two questions to ask of every syllogism you encounter.
- Introduction to “confirmation bias” and “non-sequitur” fallacy.
Assignment: Use the extemp worksheet (embedded in the handout) to research media articles and find syllogisms AND any breakdown in their validity.