Formal Logic (PHIL*2110) | College of Arts

Formal Logic (PHIL*2110)

Code and section: PHIL*2110*01

Term: Winter 2022

Instructor: Karyn Freedman


Method of Delivery:

This course will be taught in person on campus, i.e. Face-To-Face.

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.

Required Textbooks:

Virginia Klenk, Understanding Symbolic Logic, Pearson, 5th edition. Note: this text has recently gone out of print, but I will make the text available to you online.

* Please note:  This is a preliminary web course outline only.  The Philosophy Department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.