Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Richard Corry|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HPA291-A AND HPA391-A
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (60%)|Assignment (10%)|Assignment (15%)|Assignment (15%)|
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|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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