Our second webinar will not take place in order to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Let me instead take the time to review December’s unit on “Logic.”
- Video 5: The Logical Syllogism
- 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.
- Video 6: The Second Question
- A review of last week’s logical assumptions.
- Review of the definition of logic.
- Understanding the major, minor premises and the conclusion.
- Reminder of the first question: “Are the premises VALID?”
- The introduction of the 2nd question to ask of every syllogism.
- Recent news from CNN that needed to be retracted because of the faultiness of the syllogism.
- Recognition of agenda-driven and truth-seeking persuaders (and which to aspire toward).
- Video 7: Logical Fallacies
- A review of the logical syllogism, the structure of the building blocks of persuasion.
- Review of the major, minor premises and the conclusion, and the questions we ask to understand them.
- Differences between formal and informal fallacies.
- How to watch for fallacies in the news, when something doesn’t make sense.
- Geisler’s and Brook’s opinion of what “fallacies” are.
- Nine (9) popular fallacies broken into three (3) categories: Attack Fallacies, Appeal Fallacies and Diversion Fallacies.
- Examples in the daily news (specifically from WSJ and the Colorado Springs Gazette) of fallacies.
Next Month: We will be delving into REALITY and how it is shaped in the world of persuasion. TMU #9 releases Tuesday, January 1.