PHL 103 - Logic
3 Lecture Hours
This course is a non-mathematical approach to methods for everyday reasoning. Application to daily life is stressed. Topics covered include analysis of statements; valid deductions - logical connections, syllogisms, their analysis and application; generalizing, classification and analogies; conditional arguments and common fallacies; and an introduction to symbolic logic.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Discuss the complex relationships between language, thinking and existence.
- Recognize and evaluate a variety of models of argumentation.
- Apply formal and informal logic in assessing written and spoken presentations.
- Recognize and apply the roles and structures and tests of arguments.
- Demonstrate a logically more rigorous use of language in academic and daily life.
- Develop critical analytical skills in reading, listening, writing and thinking.
- Informal fallacies
- Categorical propositions
- Validity and truth values or false values in logic and statements
- Symbols use to logical notation
Workbooks or exercise manuals
Lecture and discussion processes
Written homework assignments and handouts
Exams and/or alternative projects may be required for grades
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2008
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