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PHIL 102 - Introductory Logic

Campus: Chicago

Description:

Sentential logic: representation of English using truth-functional connectives, decision methods, natural deduction techniques. Introduction to predicate logic: representation of English using quantifiers. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture.

Special Instructions:

Information is all around you. It is stored in books, on computers, in the rings of a tree, in your brain. Logic is the study of the most basic property of information: that you can put pieces of information together to make a new piece of information. This process is called inference and it is at the heart of what it means to be a thinker. In logic, we study inference by establishing precise rules for what makes a good inference. In this course you will learn principles of inference that will be useful to you in any activity that requires thought. You will improve your ability to make and evaluate arguments, and you will gain a greater appreciation for precision in language. (Gen. Ed.: Natural World - No Lab course; also fulfills LAS Quantitative Reasoning requirement.) Please note that because this is an online course, reliable use of a computer and Internet use will be required. The course uses an open-source textbook, Forall x, which will be posted on Blackboard as a free PDF. Stu

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Summer

Option 2

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Summer

Option 3

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Summer


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