PHL 110 Logic
This course is a complete survey of both the theoretical and practical
sides of the traditional Aristotelian (common sense, ordinary-language)
logic that is used both in the great books of Western civilization and in
ordinary conversation, with brief introductions to inductive logic and
symbolic (mathematical or propositional) logic and to philosophical issues
connected with logic.
Having completed this course, students will be able to:
- Understand and apply the basic principles and techniques of logic,
such as defining terms, formulating propositions, and creating and
- Form the unconscious habit of thinking logically by having
consciously learned and exercised the principles and techniques that
make up each part of that logical habit.
- Critically evaluate common contemporary beliefs about the nature of
the world, man, and God, and about values like success, pleasure, and
power, by means of logical argument.
Peter Kreeft, known as one of the world's foremost experts in Christian
apologetics, is a tenured professor at Boston College and teaches Logic at
King’s. He is a regular contributor to many Christian publications and is a
highly sought-after public speaker.
Dr. Kreeft’s witty writing animates over 50 books that cover a variety of
subjects from moral relativism to angels and demons to surfing. He has also
taught as an adjunct at more than 15 other colleges and centers across the
U.S. Every week he makes the three-hour trip from Boston to New York
because, as he says, “I absolutely love it here.”
Dr. Kreeft received his A.B in Philosophy from Calvin College, and his M.A.
and Ph.D in Philosophy from Fordham University. He and his wife Maria have
four children and four grandchildren. He is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Dennis earned a B. A. in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina
and an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston University, where he studied with Dr.
Peter Kreeft. He has over ten years of teaching experience, having taught
religion courses, bioethics, rhetoric, logic, and Veritas Press’s Omnibus
courses. In addition to teaching logic for King’s, Prof. Dennis is currently
the Academic Dean of the Secondary School at Veritas Academy in Leola, PA,
an instructor for Veritas Press’s online courses, and editor for The
Examined Life, an online philosophy journal. His essays on Plato, The
Hippocratic Oath, A Distant Mirror, Hobbes’ Leviathan, and
Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil have been published in Veritas
Press’s Omnibus textbooks. Prof. Dennis lives in Pennsylvania with his wife