PHIL 296 - Honors Introduction to Logic
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
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.
Waitlist Capacity:
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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Logic, as we will understand it, is the study of certain patterns of inference, and of how we can distinguish good inferences from bad ones. Formal logic involves approaching these questions with the help of precise formal languages. We will cover two such languages in this course: the language of propositional logic and the language of predicate logic. By the end of the semester, you'll master two different approaches for evaluating arguments translated into these languages: the model-theoretic (semantic) approach and the proof-theoretic (syntactic) approach. Along the way, we’ll explore related philosophical puzzles and controversies, as well as connections to more advanced topics (eg. non-classical logics and modal logic).

Course Requirements:

Assignments and exams will be available in Canvas within a designated time frame.

Intended Audience:

This course won’t presuppose any prior experience with philosophy or with formal systems.

his course welcomes entirely online participation. While there will be optional in-person components, no part of this course requires you to be on campus or present in-person.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.


PHIL 296 - Honors Introduction to Logic
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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