- Code PHIL2121
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Philosophy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Artifical Intelligence
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The system of logic studied in most introductory courses is known as classical logic. It is the standard system of logic, designed to apply widely to all branches of knowledge. Despite its orthodox status and foundational role, many of the most interesting developments in logic have concerned modal and non-classical logics. These are logical systems that are intended to supplement or replace classical logic. This course introduces these systems and shows how they can be applied to philosophically important concepts including necessity, time, knowledge, vagueness, action and obligation. Applications in Computer Science will also be considered.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse limitations of classical logic.
- Understand the importance and the nature of modal logics and non-classical logics.
- Critically evaluate arguments using modal and non- classical logics.
- Critically assess philosophical views on issues arising from modal and non-classical logics.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (10%) - Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
4 x Problem Solving Assignments (10% each for a total of 40%) - Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Examination, 3 hours (50%) - Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingGraham Priest, An Introduction to Non-Clasical Logic (Second Edition), Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Assumed KnowledgeIntroductory material on logic
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