LOGIC: ANALYTIC AND SYSTEMATIC REASONING

PHI2LAL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Logic is the attempt to study the most fundamental structures of thought, and to devise valid and useful systems of reasoning. Logic is one of humanity's oldest intellectual preoccupations, puzzling and inspiring thinkers from before the time of Aristotle up to the present. The nineteenth century saw a revolution in logic, which in turn led to the emergence of new approaches to philosophy in the twentieth century, pioneered by people like Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rudolf Carnap, W. V. Quine, and David Lewis. Introductory logic is easy and fun. In this unit students are introduced to the basic ideas in propositional and predicate logic, which are necessary to the understanding of twentieth century analytic philosophy. Moreover, the problem solving skills, systematic reasoning, and strategic thinking that students develop in the course of this unit are all very advantageous to their work in many other academic as well as business areas.




SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHI3LOG, LOG1BEL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConcise introduction to logicRecommendedHurley, P.J. (any year from 2006 onwards)THOMPSON WADSWORTH

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of key logical concepts.

Activities:
Weekly seminar, class practice and discussions, set readings, online quizzes, class tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate ability to analyse, identify, formulate, and symbolise the logical structures of given statements and arguments.

Activities:
Weekly seminar, class practice and discussions, set readings, online quizzes, class tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate ability to distinguish between valid and invalid arguments by a variety of methods - such as truth tables, short cut tests, truth trees, and natural deduction.

Activities:
Weekly seminar, class practice and discussions, set readings, online quizzes, class tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online Quizzes"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Tests (equivalent to 2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03
Online Quizzes (equivalent to 2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03