Introductory Logic (PHIL1012)


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.

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


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

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