PHIL 296 - Honors Introduction to Logic
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for only one of PHIL 203, 303, or 296.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Honors students or permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Symbolic logic uses mathematical methods to study reasoning. It creates and studies artificial languages and forms of reasoning that make use of the representations that these languages provide.

Symbolic logic began by studying mathematical reasoning, and is an important part of mathematics to this day. More recently, logical ideas have become an important part of philosophy, and also they form the basis for theoretical computer science.

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the field, by studying two important systems of logic: (1) the logic of Boolean connectives (not, or, and), and (2) the logic of quantifiers (in which general statements like "Every triangle has three sides" can be formed). Unlike most symbolic logic courses, this course will stress connections to computational ideas. At many points, we will be concerned to prove mathematical results about systems of logic.

There will be regular homework assignments, one or two midterm examinations, and a final examination.

PHIL 296 - Honors Introduction to Logic
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
22LSA Hnrs
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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