An investigation of the formal structure of reasoning and the logical relationships that underlie good arguments. Many college courses explore and investigate the reasons to take something to be so; logic explores the correctness or strength of reasoning itself. This course will have a particular emphasis on the major historical methods for symbolically representing and analyzing deductive arguments: Aristotelian logic, propositional logic, and predicate logic. Some attention may also be paid to informal logical fallacies.
PHIL 100 B1
Course Format Description
A flipped class. All lectures and demonstrations are recorded videos; in-person meetings to review material will be held 2-3 times weekly, with synchronous online meetings held on other days.