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PHIL1012: Introductory Logic

2024 unit information

An introduction to modern logic: the investigation of the laws of truth. One essential aspect of good reasoning or argumentation is that it is valid: it cannot lead from true premises to a false conclusion. In this unit we learn how to identify and construct valid arguments, using techniques such as truth tables, models and truth trees. Apart from being a great aid to clear thinking about any subject, knowledge of logic is essential for understanding many areas not only of contemporary philosophy, but also linguistics, mathematics and computing.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate understanding of the formal languages of propositional and predicate logic, and ability to translate propositions of English into those formal languages
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of the semantics of classical propositional logic in terms of truth tables
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of the semantics of classical predicate logic in terms of models
  • LO4. demonstrate understanding of, and ability to construct, tree proofs for classical propositional and predicate logic
  • LO5. improvement in skills of logical analysis and reasoning

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Intensive July 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Intensive July 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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