Fall 2016


Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-213

Formerly listed as: PHIL-13


Alexander George (Section 01)


"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.

One main lecture each week and four breakout sections each limited to 15 students. Admissions with consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor A. George.

PHIL 213 - LEC

Section 01
Th 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM MERR 4


Section 01
M 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM COOP 201
W 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM COOP 201

Section 02
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM COOP 201
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM COOP 201

Section 03
M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM COOP 201
W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM COOP 201

Section 04
M 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM COOP 201
W 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM COOP 201

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Deductive Logic Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Warren Goldfarb Required Text Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024