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Introduction to Logic HPH203


Logic is the theory of good reasoning. This unit introduces students to some of the types of reasoning that are regularly used in everyday life, in philosophy and in many other fields. Students will be introduced to a variety of powerful methods for testing the validity of arguments and constructing valid arguments themselves. Along the way we will also pause to consider some of the philosophical worries and paradoxes that logic gives rise to. This unit will be of interest to anyone concerned with the nature of good reasoning. It is particularly useful for students studying mathematics or computing, and should be seriously considered as an elective by anyone majoring in philosophy.


Unit name Introduction to Logic
Unit code HPH203
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator Doctor Richard Corry
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the goals and methods of formal logic, as well as some of the philosophical problems these methods raise
  • Analyse a wide range of English language sentences and arguments, and translate them into the language of formal logic
  • Apply the methods of formal logic to assess the validity of arguments
  • Develop a constructively critical attitude to belief formation

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

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Teaching Pattern


Weekly recorded lectures (1 hour); weekly tutorials (1.5 hours)

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