PHIL 203
Logic and Language Spring 2013
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 50-80
Class#: 3394
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: a midterm, a final, frequent homework and problems sets
Prerequisites: none
Distributions: Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Attributes: PHIL Contemp Metaphysics + Epistemology Courses

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