PHIL 296 - Honors Introduction to Logic
Fall 2016, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 303 or 414.
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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.
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This course is a fast-paced introduction for formal logic. It focusses on model-building, where we show that some claims can be true together by building a model where they are all true, and on proofs, where we show that some claims guarantee that another claim is true by deriving the latter claim from the others. The course will include discussion of how the formal tools we develop can be used to critically evaluate arguments made across disciplines. And it will include some discussion of how we can verify that these formal tools are the right ones to use, and the limits on this kind of verification.

The course will help develop formal and mathematical skills that are relevant in philosophy, computer science and elsewhere, but will also develop critical reasoning skills that are useful in all disciplines.

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PHIL 296 - Honors Introduction to Logic
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
9LSA Hnrs
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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