The Ways of Reason by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto

Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto explains the structure of Talmudic argumentation and the basics of Talmudic reasoning in his masterwork, The Ways of Reason. Starting with an explanation of statements, the basis of all Talmudic, stydy the defines a compact tool to help the student check his line of argumentation and make it error free.

Video Classes

 I. Introduction
                          Introduction to The Ways of Reason. (57 min.)
      II.
Elements of Debate
                          Chapter 1 "The Talmudic Method"  & Chapter 2 "Elements of Debate" (71 min.)
                          Chapter 9 "The Elements of Talmudic Debate in Detail" (70 min.)
                          Chapter 9 "Applying the Elements of Talmudic Debate to the Gemora" (71 min.)

       III. Foundations of the Elements of Debate
               1. Statements

                     a. Types of Statements
                          Chapter 3a "Types of Statements (statements 1-7)" (67 min.)
                          Chapter 3b "Types of Statements (statements 8-11 to chapter end)" (47 min.)
                     b. Truth and Falsity of Statements
                          Chapter 6 "Truth and Falsity of Statements" (59 min.)
                          Chapter 3 and 6 Statements Applied
                     c. Juxtaposition of Statements
           
              Chapter 4 "Juxtaposition of Statements" (73min)
                     d. Inferences of Statements
                          
Chapter 5 "Inferences of Statements" (49min)
               2. Syllogisms
                         
 Chapter 7 "Syllogisms" (90 min.)
                          
Chapter 7 "Syllogisms" Applied - Part One (90 min.)
                          
Chapter 7 "Syllogisms" Applied - Part Two (65 min.)
  
            3. Proof and Disproof  
                           Chapter 8 "Proof and Disproof - Part One (72 min.) Page 92-118
                          
Chapter 8 "Proof and Disproof - Part Two (55 min.) Page 118 - 128
                          
Chapter 8 "Proof and Disproof - Part Three (75 min.) Page 128-135
                           Chapter 8 "Proof and Disproof - Part Four (67 min.) Page 125 -132
                           Chapter 8 "Proof and Disproof - Part Five (129 min.) Page 135 -142
                           
Chapter 8 "Proof and Disproof - Part Six (72 min.) Page 141 -160
                           Chapter 9 See above "Elements of Debate"
       VI. Order of Study
 
                          
Chapter 10 "Order of Study - Part One (59 min.)
                           Chapter 10 "Order of Study - Part Two (66 min.)
                           Chapter 10 "Order of Study - Part Three (60 min.)
                           Chapter 10 "Order of Study - Part Four with Applications (66 min.)

       VII. Aspects of Subjects
                            Chapter 11 "Aspects of subjects - Part One (60 min.)
                                    
Chapter 11 "Aspects of subjects - Part Two (55 min.)
                            Chapter 11 "Aspects of subjects - Part Three (50 min.)

                            Chapter 11 "Aspects of subjects - Part Four (50 min.)

 

  About the classes

The video classes explain each chapter of the sefer with the addition of charts especially prepared to guide the student through the profound depth of the Ramchal's system.