PHIL 303 - Introduction to Symbolic Logic
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, MSA, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 296 or 414.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is an introductory course in logic pitched at an intermediate level. Logic is the discipline concerned with the notions of consequence, consistency, and the like — roughly speaking, the science that studies the quality of arguments. We will study two of the most central and important logical systems, propositional logic and predicate logic. Each of these will be examined from several points of view (syntax, semantics, trees, natural deduction). We will practice the use of these systems and their application to garden-variety arguments. We will also prove some results about our systems of logic (e.g., concerning the relation between truth and provability).

Course Requirements:

Frequent homework assignements, three tests and a final examination.

Intended Audience:

No previous training in logic is required.

Class Format:

3 hrs of lecture & 1 hr of discussion per week

PHIL 303 - Introduction to Symbolic Logic
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25998
Open
23
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
25999
Open
4
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
26000
Closed
0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29345
Open
11
 
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
29346
Open
8
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0773524231
Logic : an introduction, Author: Greg Restall., Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press 2006
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780073535630
The logic book, Author: Merrie Bergmann, James Moor and Jack Nelson., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education 5th ed. 2008
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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