LOGIC: ANALYTIC AND SYSTEMATIC REASONING

PHI2LAL

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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Readings

Concise introduction to logic

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHurley, P.J.

Year2006

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PublisherTHOMPSON WADSWORTH

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

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