Practicing & Observing Logic & Deduction

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PRACTICING & OBSERVING
LOGIC & DEDUCTION
Philosophy continued…
Yesterday’s Objectives
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Wrap up with our group presentations by learning
about Friedrich Nietzsche from Tom, Kayla, Levi
Gain more clarity on Socrates, syllogisms,
inductive/deductive reasoning
Quick check / review
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What’s a syllogism and how is it related to an
argument?
What is the process of deduction?
Today’s Objectives
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Practice deduction through Pico Fermi Bagels game
Watch two logical titans debate the existence of God – a
debate held at University of Notre Dame – and capture
how they use deduction to form their arguments
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Dinesh D’Souza
Christopher Hitchens
Next week -- begin to look at a variety of moral issues
and attempt to make logical arguments for your position
about those moral issues; quiz towards the end of the
week on philosophy
Practicing Logical Thinking: A Game
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One person writes a 2-3 digit number
Another person guesses what that number is
For each guess, the number creator gives them a
hint…
 Pico
Fermi Bagels
 Fermi:
there is a correct digit placed correctly
 Pico: there is a correct digit placed incorrectly
 Bagels: no digits are correct
Watching a philosophical debate in action
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