Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-213
Formerly listed as: PHIL-13
Alexander George (Sections 01, 02 and 03)
"All philosophers are wise and Socrates is a philosopher; therefore, Socrates is wise." Our topic is this mysterious "therefore." We shall expose the hidden structure of everyday statements on which the correctness of our reasoning turns. To aid us, we shall develop a logical language that makes this underlying structure more perspicuous. We shall also examine fundamental concepts of logic and use them to explore the logical properties of statements and the logical relations between them. This is a first course in formal logic, the study of correct reasoning; no previous philosophical, mathematical, or logical training needed.
Three sections each limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor A. George.
If Overenrolled: Allow Everyone to Register. Cuts will be made during the first week of classes based on Majors, first year and pre-registered students