Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Basic Logic Primer

During the coming week we will be featuring a series of 5 posts on the topic of logic. The purpose of this series of posts is to introduce the reader to the basics of logic. This is by no means a complete survey of the subject of logic, but is intended to serve as a very basic primer. This series of posts will consist of the following:

1. What is Logic?
2. The Building Blocks of Logic
3. Logical Thinking
4. A Look at Language
5. Logical Fallacies
6. Logical Fallacies 2

For those unfamiliar with logic, this may whet your appetite for more. Resources will be provided after each post that point out other helpful materials, audio, and books. Friday we will feature our podcast covering over 50 logical fallacies. For those already familiar with logic, you will notice how much has been left out of this primer. Again, the goal would be to offer the beginner a basic introduction to some of the concepts.

Input that can refer the reader to other helpful logic resources is welcome and appreciated. If you have suggestions for great logic resources, please send an email with your recommendations here.

This page will be edited to serve as an index in the future.


  1. Lee May 23, 2009

    Sounds interesting…

    I look forward to number 5


  2. myrtlechurch May 23, 2009

    Can you skip to 5 first???

  3. Brian May 23, 2009

    It is good to have a bit of other stuff dealt with before jumping to the fallacies. That is why they are last.

  4. Lee May 24, 2009

    Can you skip to 5 first??? It won’t be 5 if it was 1st. 🙂

    Is that logic?


  5. Brian May 24, 2009

    No, that’s cheating. 🙂

  6. tobarman22 November 20, 2009

    what is 5?

  7. jburkett March 4, 2010

    This sounds like an excellent idea

  8. Jeff April 26, 2010

    Hi Brian,

    Who is the presenter? Thanks for a great site.

  9. Brian April 27, 2010

    I compiled the primer.

  10. Nate August 18, 2010

    I have an apologetics group that meets at my house every week and we watch apologetics videos. Do you know of any material like this (on basic logic) in video format?

  11. Brian August 18, 2010

    Sorry, but video covering logic is something I have not come across.

  12. Rob December 23, 2010

    Excellent resource. This was one of those courses I never got around to in college… 🙂

  13. John S Oliver June 13, 2011

    Video on logic from Christian perspective

  14. Rodolfo January 22, 2014

    There are free lectures/full courses on logic on iTunes U (iTunes University). You can download the app and watch it on your iphone/ipad, or connect your iphone/ipad to your TV and watch them in a group.