Introduction to Logic
This course will cover the basic principles of Logic, based on Shaykh Akram Nadwi’s new book, Mabadi al-Mantiq. This book is part of a series of primers which introduce students to the Islamic Sciences. Logic is a preliminary discipline which concerns itself with establishing a framework for logical reasoning and argumentation through the development of sound definitions, reasoned statements and proofs. It is an important pre-requisite for the study of many other Islamic sciences, including Arabic Rhetoric, Usul al-Fiqh and Theology, and an indispensable tool for strengthening one’s own capacity for rigorous thinking.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Understand the origins and development of Logic, including the relationship between Greek and Islamic philosophers
- Be aware of key concepts in the discipline, including ideas, concepts, assents and indications
- Demonstrate how these concepts are used to form logical proofs
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