"Logic is the anatomy of thought."
The Discovery of Deduction: An Introduction to Formal Logic will welcome you into the fascinating realm of formal, deductive logic. Formal logic studies how an argument is put together — the form or structure of an argument.
The Discovery of Deduction is geared directly toward students as young as eighth grade, making a subject usually reserved for study in college accessible and relevant to junior–high age, logic stage students. It is intended to emphasize the practical and real-world application of soundly structured, deductive logic. Using methods such as Socratic dialogue, ample discussion, and integration of other subjects, it teaches the ways in which these dialectic students learn best.
The Discovery of Deduction is recommended after a study of informal fallacies, such as The Art of Argument: An Introduction to the Informal Fallacies; however, the text stands on its own as an independent study of formal logic.
The Discovery of Deduction Teacher's Edition is also available. It features the entire student text, along with answer keys, teaching tips, and sample essays, dialogues, and arguments.