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PHIL& 106
Introduction to Logic


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Quantitative] [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduction to systematic techniques for assessing the validity of arguments: translations, truth tables, propositional calculus, rules of inference, transformation rules, indirect proofs, and abbreviated truth tables. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 078E or permission of the Mathematics Department. Formerly PHIL 220, Symbolic Logic.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate competence in explaining and making use of primary logical concepts, including argument, premise, conclusion, inference, validity, soundness, consistency, and form.
  • Explain and make use of logical operators, truth functions, direct and indirect truth tables.
  • Demonstrate competence in making use of the propositional calculus, including the rules of implication and rules of replacement (substitution).
  • Demonstrate competence in making use of conditional and indirect proofs.
  • Identify some of the contributions of a variety of eminent logicians; for example Aristotle, Leibniz, DeMorgan, Russell, Whitehead, and Wittgenstein.
  • Ability to use logical reasoning and principles to solve probelms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of terminology commonly used in symbolic logic.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHIL& 106
    Spring 2013
    0482
    Jon Stratton
    PHIL& 106
    Spring 2010
    1842
    Jon Stratton


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.