- Code PHIL2080
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof John Slaney
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2020
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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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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2605||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|