Faculty of Arts

PHIL 323

Philosophy of Logic


This course aims to deepen our understanding of logic, its relationship to ordinary reasoning and its role in the analysis of argumentation. Some of the questions addressed bear on the foundations of mathematics, computer science, cognitive science and philosophy. What can we do with logic that we couldn't do otherwise? Should logical laws be regarded as rules for good thinking? Must we believe, as Classical logicians insist, that every proposition whatsoever is entailed by a contradiction? Are there any good arguments that bad arguments are bad?

Availability 2012

Semester 2



Recommended Reading

Stephen Read, Thinking About Logic: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Logic, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.


Coursework only


PHIL 323: 15.0 points


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