“Learn formal logic in lessons of 200 words per day.”
That’s the tagline for a project from Josh Dever, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.
So far, he has created about 1300 mini-lessons in logic that anyone can subscribe to by email. Enter in your address here, and you’ll get a new mini-lesson in logic each day.
He also has a series in semantics, which you can subscribe to here.
Professor Dever writes:
The idea of each is that each day you get sent a little, roughly 200 word bite in the relevant area, so that you can gradually and painlessly(-ish) build up real expertise.
To date he has been sharing them mainly with graduate students in his department, and he says he writes them “with something like the grad-student-new-to-the-area audience in mind,” but now he has set things up so that anyone can subscribe if they’re interested.
Here’s a sample lesson from an early unit on truth preservation:
Ultimately, he hopes to have around 10,000 mini-lessons for each subject.
By the way, this isn’t Professor Dever’s first foray into creative logic teaching. Check out his Logibeast, a short, free, online book providing “a Pokemon-style creature-building implementation of propositional logic.”