Mar 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

PHI 101 - Logic

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
An introduction to the formal rules of reasoning, with extensive practice in identification and analysis of types of argument and in evaluation of the validity of arguments. Topics include: the construction of arguments, the relation of ordinary language to standard logical form, inductive reasoning (including hypotheses, generalization, analogy, and probability), deductive reasoning, the syllogism, validity, truth, formal fallacies, nonformal fallacies, and practical applications of the rules of logic. An introduction to complex syllogisms and to symbolic notation may be included, but extensive treatment of these topics is reserved for PHI 102 .

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: J. Cummins, Neisser