2017 Winter School Subject List

Introductory Logic (PHIL1012)

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1)  Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson - sebastian.sequoiah.grayson@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1)  Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson - sebastian.sequoiah.grayson@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 20 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 200 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Description

An introduction to modern logic: the investigation of the laws of truth.

One essential aspect of good reasoning or argumentation is that it is valid: it cannot lead from true premises to a false conclusion.

In this unit we learn how to identify and construct valid arguments, using techniques such as truth tables, models and truth trees.

Apart from being a great aid to clear thinking about any subject, knowledge of logic is essential for understanding many areas not only of contemporary philosophy, but also linguistics, mathematics and computing.

Assessment

Problem sets (50%), 2hr exam (50%).

Final exam: 26 July 2017. 10am - 12pm (2hrs + 10mins reading time).

Timetable

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 20 Jul 2017

Lectures: Mon - Thu, 10:00 - 12:00

Tutorials: Mon - Thu, 13:00 - 14:00

Final Exam: Wed 26th Jul (10:00am Start, 2 hour exam & 10 mins Reading Time)

Venues:

Lectures & Tutorials:

Mon (Wk 1 ONLY) - Pharmacy Tutorial Room N351

Mon - (Wks 2 & 3) & Tue - Thu (All Wks) - McRae Room S418, Quadrangle Building

Final Exam: McRae Room S418, Quadrangle Building

Texts

Smith, LOGIC: THE LAWS OF TRUTH, Princeton University Press 2012