Philosophy | Elementary Logic
P150 | 3272 | Savion
This elementary course in logic is concerned with (1) Basic notions
of the theory of reasoning, such as correctness of inference,
deductive and inductive evaluations of arguments, soundness,
conditionals, truth-functionality; (2) Rigorous methods for
discerning correct from incorrect reasoning, such as truth-tables and
natural deduction. The primary subject of the course is
Propositional Logic: the formal language, translations from English
to symbolic forms, and formal demonstrations (proofs) of validity of
arguments in that language.
Final grade for the course is calculated from class performance,
group-work, four to six homework assignments, three quizzes and a
The required text is a course packet written by the instructor that
can be purchased at TIS or the IU bookstore.