Introduction to Logic

Derek A. Leben, Introduction to Logic, Fall 2016

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to logic, the study of good reasoning. We expect each other to support our beliefs and actions with good reasons, also known as good arguments. Arguments are not about yelling and shouting, they’re about justifying what you believe and trying to persuade other people. As a citizen of a democracy, you get bombarded with arguments all the time. However, most of these arguments are sloppy or poorly constructed, and the only way to defend yourself intellectually from bad arguments is to learn what they are. The course will be centered around propositional logic (PL), and is organized into four units:

UNIT 1: The Structure of Arguments
UNIT 2: Semantics for PL
UNIT 3: Proof Theory for PL
UNIT 4: Probability and Fallacies

Text:

• A Concise Introduction to Logic - Patrick Hurley (12th Edition) Available in the bookstore

NOTE: You are required to buy the 12th edition

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Derek A. Leben, Introduction to Logic, Fall 2014

Course Description:

An introduction to the concepts and methods of modern deductive logic. Propositional logic is emphasized, but quantificational logic is touched upon. Prerequisite: MATH 0001 or 0031.

Required Texts:

-A Concise Introduction to Logic, Patrick Hurley (12th Edition)

Derek A. Leben, Introduction to Logic, Spring 2013

Course Description:

An introduction to the concepts and methods of modern deductive logic. Propositional logic is emphasized, but quantificational logic is touched upon. Prerequisite: MATH 0001 or 0031.

Required Texts:

-Logic and Philosophy - Alan Hausman, Guy Kahane, Paul Tidman

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