DESCRIPTION This unit follows on from HPA291/391 Introduction to Logic. It introduces a range of modal logics and some of their applications in understanding possibility and necessity, time, obligation, knowledge, and other interesting topics, and explores the philosophical issues they raise themselves about the nature of logic and reasoning. The unit provides a good grounding in the metaphysical assumptions, research projects and concerns that lie behind much contemporary analytic philosophy.
ASSESSMENT: 2 x (approximately) 1,500 word assignments (20% each), 3-hr exam (60%).
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H,L Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
Video conferencing - H A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
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