Faculty of Arts


PHIL 323

Philosophy of Logic


Description

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

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Recommended Reading

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

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

PHIL 323: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

PHIL 222 and PHIL 216

Restrictions

PHIL 223


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