Units of study

PHIL1012 - Introductory Logic

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Smith
Phone: +61 2 9036 6242
Email: nicholas.smith@sydney.edu.au

Description

An introduction to modern logic: the investigation of the laws of truth. One essential aspect of good reasoning or argumentation is that it is valid: it cannot lead from true premises to a false conclusion. In this unit we learn how to identify and construct valid arguments, using techniques such as truth tables, models and truth trees. Apart from being a great aid to clear thinking about any subject, knowledge of logic is essential for understanding many areas not only of contemporary philosophy, but also linguistics, mathematics and computing.

Assessments

tutorial participation (10%), 2x assignments (40%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

 Tuesday

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Friday

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