Logic is the theory of good reasoning. This unit introduces students to some of the types of reasoning that are regularly used in every day 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, and to 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 by anyone majoring in philosophy.
|Unit name||Introduction to Logic|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr Richard Corry
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPS291, HPS391, HPA291, HPA391
2 x 1hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)
2500 words (approximately) internal assessment (40%); 3-hour examination (60%)
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