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Hobart, Launceston



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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Introduction to Logic
Unit code HPH203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr Richard Corry

Teaching staff

Dr Richard Corry/ Dr James Chase

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes




25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPS291, HPS391, HPA291, HPA391


Teaching Pattern

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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