Formal Logic (PHIL*2110) | College of Arts

Formal Logic (PHIL*2110)

Code and section: PHIL*2110*01

Term: Winter 2021

Instructor: Karyn Freedman


Course Description: This course introduces the basic principles and techniques of analyzing arguments formally. Topics to be covered include: translating natural language arguments into symbolic notation, testing validity using truth tables and interpretations, and deduction rules for sentential and predicate logic. This course is introductory and assumes no prior familiarity with formal logic and requires no special aptitude in math.

Method of Delivery:  Because of COVID-19, we will not be meeting face-to-face. Instead, we will be meeting synchronously, that is, during our regularly scheduled class meeting time, which is twice a week. I will also be posting my lecture notes on CourseLink, which you will be able to access at your own convenience.

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