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The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies

  1. The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies: A Field Guide for Clear Thinkers
    The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies: A Field Guide for Clear Thinkers
    Douglas Wilson, N.D. Wilson
    Canon Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $20.00 Save 25% ($5.01)

Stymied and stumped by arguments that wrap around you like web of mystification?

The Amazing Dr. Ransom’s Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies is here to help!

This “Field Guide for Clear Thinkers” is filled with illustrations, descriptions, exercises, and analysis to help you identify and avoid fallacies you might encounter in everyday life. Describing fifty informal fallacies organized by context---fallacies of distraction, ambiguity, form, and “millennial fallacies”---each is described as a (adorable yet venomous) creature one might encounter in the wild, complete with illustration and fantastical description. This book is perfect for supplementing any high school or college logic curriculum . . . or as an independent read for adults who want to learn more about logic! Each fallacy is followed by discussion questions and exercises; a line-listed answer key and both one and two-semester schedules are included in the back of the book. 320 pages, softcover. High School-Adult.

Introductory Logic

  1. Introductory Logic Student Text (5th Edition)
    Introductory Logic Student Text (5th Edition)
    James B. Nance, Douglas Wilson
    Canon Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99 Retail: $29.00 Save 31% ($9.01)

Logic is the art of reasoning well--of learning to think God's thoughts after him. In this student text book, James Nance provides homeschoolers with a thorough introduction to logical thought.

Students will be introduced to the basic terms and definitions used in logic; statements and their relationships; syllogisms and their validity; arguments in normal English; and informal fallacies. Organized into five units, each lesson is followed by one or two exercises; units conclude with a set of review questions and review exercises. Important words and concepts are bolded in the lesson, and symbols on the side of the page denote definitions, key points, and cautions.

This 5th Edition was revised and updated in 2014, and features a new, clean, easy-to-read layout and answer spaces for all additional exercises in addition to the lesson exercises.

If working at a quick pace (3-5 classes/week) this course can be completed in one semester; at a slower pace (1-3 classes/week) this course can be completed in a year. Two sample schedules are provided for either pace. 36 lessons; perforated pages; consumable, non-reproducible workbook. NKJV Scripture used. 5th Edition. Grades 9-12.

  1. Introductory Logic Teacher Edition (5th Edition)
    Introductory Logic Teacher Edition (5th Edition)
    James B. Nance, Douglas Wilson
    Canon Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $23.89 Retail: $32.00 Save 25% ($8.11)

This teacher's edition accompanies the (sold-separately) Introductory Logic Student Text, 5th Edition.

Teacher lessons are formatted as double-columned teaching notes that include numbered objectives, step-by-step teaching instructions with questions to ask, assignments, and more. It also includes answers needed for all exercises, quizzes, and tests that are in the form of overlaid answers (in a unique, easy-to-read font). The teacher notes for the lesson are followed by full-scale student pages that are reproduced in this guide for easy access.

If working at a quick page (3-5 classes/week) this course can be completed in one semester; at a slower pace (1-3 classes/week) this course can be completed in a year. Two sample schedules are provided for either pace, and layout the lesson, exercises, quizzes, reviews, and tests that are to be done each class each week.

This 5th edition features a number of upgrades from the 4th edition, including an entirely new layout, the entire student book with identical page numbers to the student text, semester and yearlong schedules, daily lesson plans, and all answers.

293 pages, softcover. Grades 9-12.

  1. Introductory Logic: Test & Quiz Packet (3rd Edition)
    Introductory Logic: Test & Quiz Packet (3rd Edition)
    James B. Nance, Douglas Wilson
    Canon Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $10.00 Save 15% ($1.51)

This test and quiz packet accompanies the sold-separately Introductory Logic Student Text, 5th Edition.

Students will answer T/F questions; write counter examples; rewrite syllogisms based on instructions given; answer short answer questions; identify elements of logical arguments in provided examples; rewrite sentences based on questions; and more.

This set includes 15 quizzes that cover multiple chapters, 8 tests (with both a Form A and Form B), and a comprehensive exam (with Form A and Form B). Each notes the lessons covered and the value of points to be assigned for the test or quiz.

Scripture is from the NKJV. Loose-leaf, three -hole-punched pages. Consumable and non-reproducible.

  1. Introductory Logic: The Fundamentals of Thinking Well, Third Edition--DVD
    Introductory Logic: The Fundamentals of Thinking Well, Third Edition--DVD
    James B. Nance
    Canon Press / 2013 / DVD
    $55.99 Retail: $75.00 Save 25% ($19.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW281383

This 4-DVD set accompanies the Introductory Logic, 4th Edition curriculum by Douglas Wilson and James Nance. Revised and expanded, this course will walk students through each lesson in the text. Designed for 8th-grade and up, the lessons captured in this DVD set cover definitions, logical statements, fallacies, syllogisms, and many other elements of logical thinking. Three discs cover lessons 1-36, with the fourth DVD providing detailed explanations of answers for the tests and a comprehensive exam. DVDs must be used with sold-separately text materials. Four DVDs.

Intermediate Logic

  1. Intermediate Logic Student Text, 3rd Edition
    Intermediate Logic Student Text, 3rd Edition
    James B. Nance
    Canon Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $21.89 Retail: $29.00 Save 25% ($7.11)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW281666

Logic is the art of reasoning well--of learning to think God's thoughts after him. In this book, James Nance builds on the foundation of Introductory Logic for Christian and Home Schools to help students explore the more challenging terrain of formal, propositional logic.

Students will be introduced to the basics of propositional arguments; how to determine the validity of propositional arguments; how to write formal proofs; how to use the technique of "truth trees" to determine consistency, self-contradiction, tautology, equivalence, and validity; how to apply such tools to arguments found in real life; and digital logic.

Organized into five units, each lesson is followed by an exercise; units conclude with a set of review questions and review exercises. Important words and concepts are bolded in the lesson, and symbols on the side of the page denote definitions, key points, and cautions.

This 3rd Edition was revised and updated in 2014, and features a new, clean, easy-to-read layout and includes a new lesson that teaches students to apply concepts to actual arguments and analyze chains of reasoning. A longer, optional unit (12 lessons) has been added on the topic of digital logic and covers the concepts of digital displays, binary numbers, and the design and simplification of digital logic circuits; a final project gives students an opportunity to design a complex circuit that covers a binary input to a decimal display output.

40 lessons, 355 perforated pages; consumable, non-reproducible workbook. NKJV Scripture used. 3rd Edition. Grades 9-12.

  1. Intermediate Logic Teacher's Guide, Third Edition
    Intermediate Logic Teacher's Guide, Third Edition
    James B. Nance
    Canon Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $23.89 Retail: $32.00 Save 25% ($8.11)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW281692

This teacher's edition accompanies the (sold-separately) Intermediate Logic Student Text, 3rd Edition.

Teacher lessons are formatted as double-columned teaching notes that include numbered objectives, step-by-step teaching instructions with bolded important concepts to explain and what to write on the board, assignments, review questions, and more. It also includes answers needed for all exercises, quizzes, and tests that are in the form of overlaid answers (in a unique, easy-to-read font). The teacher notes for the lesson are followed by full-scale student pages that are reproduced in this guide for easy access.

If working at a quick page (5 classes/week) this course can be completed in one semester; at a slower pace (3 classes/week) this course can be completed in a year. Sample schedules are provided for either pace, and lay out the lesson, exercises, quizzes, reviews, and tests that are to be done each class each week.

This 3rd Edition was revised and updated in 2014. A longer, optional unit (12 lessons) has been added on the topic of digital logic and covers the concepts of digital displays, binary numbers, and the design and simplification of digital logic circuits.

357 pages, softcover. Grades 9-12.

  1. Intermediate Logic Test & Quiz Packet, 3rd Edition
    Intermediate Logic Test & Quiz Packet, 3rd Edition
    James B. Nance
    Canon Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $10.00 Save 15% ($1.51)

This test and quiz packet accompanies the sold-separately Intermediate Logic Student Text, 3rd Edition.

Students will answer short-answer questions and define terms; translate symbolic propositions into words and propositions into symbols; use truth tables; refute dilemmas; use proofs including a formal proof of validity; complete binary arithmetic; and more.

This set includes 19 quizzes that cover multiple chapters, 8 tests (with both a Form A and Form B), and a comprehensive exam (with Form A and Form B). Each notes the lessons covered and the value of points to be assigned for the test or quiz.

Scripture is from the NKJV. Loose-leaf, three -hole-punched pages. Consumable and non-reproducible.

  1. Intermediate Logic: Mastering Propositional Arguments, Third Edition--DVD
    Intermediate Logic: Mastering Propositional Arguments, Third Edition--DVD
    James B. Nance
    Canon Press / 2013 / DVD
    $55.99 Retail: $75.00 Save 25% ($19.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW281401

Accompanying Intermediate Logic, 2nd Edition by James B. Nance, this 4-DVD set features the author teaching each lesson in the (sold-separately) text. Completely revised and expanded, this supplemental DVD set will prove helpful for many students. Clear, concise lessons will provide clarity for those seeking to understand proofs of validity, truth trees, and more. An optional unit on digital logic is also provided. The first three DVDs cover lessons 1-39; the fourth disc provides the last lesson, as well as B tests and comprehensive exam answers. 12 hrs. 37 minutes on DVD.