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How important is a Logic course?

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I am trying to decide if I want to spend time doing the Memoria Press traditional logic program. While I think it would be "nice" to have, I am not sure whether I think it is time well-spent. I took a logic course in college as it was suggested as an elective for a pre-law student. I honestly don't remember much about it, though I do remember enjoying it.


My ds is quite a bit accelerated in math and probably somewhat so in grammar and latin for his age. B/c of this I don't want to pile on too much as I don't want him to get overwhelmed. On the other hand, I feel like if not next year, when? It certainly will only get more difficult to work it in later.


In what way do you think this course would be beneficial?


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You have to learn to think, really think, somehow. If you are a verbal person going into a non-math-science field, then you can learn to think using logic. If you not a literature/speech/history person, then you can learn to think using geometry, proper geometry with proofs. Then there are other things like set-theory and computer programming, which sort of resemble some aspects of logic (as far as I can tell). Or you can become an engineer. Engineers are taught to define a problem and find solutions that solve the defined problem, among other things.


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