PHIL 203 Spring 2015 Logic and Language (Q)

Logic is the study of reasoning and argument. More particularly, it concerns itself with the difference between good and bad reasoning, between strong and weak arguments. We all examine the virtues and vices of good arguments in both informal and formal systems. The goals of this course are to improve the critical thinking of the students, to introduce them to sentential and predicate logic, to familiarize them with enough formal logic to enable them to read some of the great works of philosophy, which use formal logic (such as Wittgenstein's Tractatus), and to examine some of the connections between logic and philosophy.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: a midterm, a final, frequent homework and problem sets
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Prerequisites: none
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: PHIL Contemp Metaphysics & Epistemology Courses
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 50-80
Class Number: 3531
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PHIL 203 - 01 (S) LEC Logic and Language (Q) Division 2: Social StudiesQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Keith E. McPartland
MWF 09:00 AM-09:50 AM 3531 Open
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