Summer 2020 - PHIL 110 D100

Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

Class Number: 4491

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 18, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with fundamental techniques of correct reasoning. Special attention is given to the methods of logic in particular, and to their role in the discovery of truth not only within science and philosophy but within all forms of rational enquiry. Open to all students. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Philosophy 110 is a course in formal logic. Our goal is to learn about logical validity: a particular way in which arguments can be good.  We will first try to understand what logical validity is and why it is important. We will then develop some artificial languages that---if we develop and use them properly---will help us determine which arguments are logically valid.   We will first develop a truth-functional logic, and then a first-order logic.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

PHIL 110 may be applied towards the Certificate in Liberal Arts and the Quantitative Requirement. It is also a required course for the Philosophy Major.

Grading

  • Weekly assignments 25%
  • Two midterm exams (at 25% each) 50%
  • Final exam 25%

REQUIREMENTS:

Students are strongly encouraged to be available online (with internet access) during scheduled class time, especially tutorials, since not all of the useful course material will be available at other times.  Occasionally, attendance during class time will be mandatory, for writing exams.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Computer and internet access will be required to access the material.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Thinking of a Philosophy Major or Minor? The Concentration in Law and Philosophy? The Certificate in Ethics? The Philosophy and Methodology of Science Certificate?
Contact the PHIL Advisor at philmgr@sfu.ca   More details on our website: SFU Philosophy

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.