Colleen in NS Posted January 14, 2011 Share Posted January 14, 2011 Hello, I am mostly just looking for fellow pilgrims in the logic study journey. Is anyone using Traditional Logic 1 and/or 2, and you have never studied logic before? If so, are you able to give any encouragement to me? We are in ch. 9 of TL 1, and it's going alright, but to me, many times it seems like a foreign language that is beyond foreign! And because it's so foreign to me, I don't know if it's because the topic is unfamiliar, or if it's the way the book is written (does it seem unnecessarily repetitive, to the point of confusing, to you at times, or does it need to be that way for some reason?), or what. I *have* gotten irritated in the past with the way other Memoria Press books were written/set up/confusing, so it could be the case again here, but I'm not sure. I guess I felt this way when we first started studying Latin (MP stuff - PL/LC1/LC2) - I thought I'd never understand what a declension was, and now it's so simple! Will logic principles become that way to me sometime? (please say yes!!! I really want to integrate this topic into our lives! It seems so important.) Is there another *simple* adult logic book that I could skim through and maybe get an overview of logic principles, so I understand TL better? Or could someone explain to me the overview (or would that be too much, I don't know)? All these unfamiliar terms, too. I guess I need to flashcard them and memorize what they mean. There is no way around it, is there. It would help my son, too, I think. Although he's quicker than me to understand, even though he doesn't remember a whole lot from lesson to lesson, which I fear is going to become a problem. Also, I don't get these silly A, E, I, O statements. Are those letters something that Memoria Press made up, or are they really called that in other logic books? I had to look back yesterday to see why these letters are attached to the concepts - can't they just refer to them as "no s is p" and so on? If other logic books call them by letters, OK, I'll memorize them once and for all. So who else is in the same boat as me, and how are you doing? What have you managed to extract/understand/glean so far? Colleen (btw, no, I don't want to get the videos - I've heard they're slow and boring, and we definitely don't need any more slow and boring around here) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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