Philosophy | Introductory symbolic logic
P250 | 3769 | Toribio


Logic's main concern is witih the validity of arguments.  The course
is an introduction to modes of logically assessing arguments making
as precise as possible the conditions under which they are
acceptable.  Students will learn to identify, analyze and evaluate
arguments as expressed both in natural and formal languages.  The
aim of the course regarding the formal approach - which constitutes
the core of the course - is to provide the student with a good
working knowledge of both sentential calculus and quantification
theory - the foundations upon which modern symbolic logic is built.
Emphasis is placed on the development of formal proof techniques.