- Code PHIL2080
- Unit Value 6 units
An introductory course in formal logic, dealing with propositional and predicate logic. Techniques of formal deduction and tests for the validity of arguments will be studied. Basic semantic concepts will be discussed.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Express reasoning problems using first order logical notation;
- Construct natural deduction proofs in first order logic and translate between calculi;
- Explain the relationship between rules of deduction and the semantics of logic; and,
- Critically assess and compare philosophical views on issues arising from elementary logic.
- Mid-semester Examination (2 hours, invigilated) (20) [LO 2,3]
- 3 assignments completed online (5%, 5% and 10%) (20) [LO 1]
- Essay (1000 words) (10) [LO 3,4]
- Final Examination (3 hours, invigilated) (50) [LO 2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 50 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, 10 hours of tutorials, 16 hours of workshops; and
b) 80 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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