Phil A101, section 001
THEME: Analyzes argumentation and informal fallacies; introduces deductive logic, and examines inductive evidence in scientific and practical reasoning.
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75% of the grade will be from exams based on the chapter exercises.
25% of the grade will be based on quizzes.
CLASS: Hours: MW 10:00A- 11:15A Room ESH-104
Phone: 786-4458 (office) or 694-1023 (home- please no calls after 8P), Philosophy Department Secretary 786-4455. The best way to get a message to me is via e-mail. My web page is located at http://wsjamison.uaa.alaska.edu and my e-mail address is wsjamison@UAA.ALASKA.EDU.
SCHEDULE and REQUIRED READING:
January 17: Alaska Civil Rights Day - No classes
January 19: Chapter 1 Basic Logical Concepts continued
February 7: Chapter 3 Categorical Propositions
February 9: Chapter 3 Categorical Propositions
Basic Argument Analysis
February 21: Review and in class practice test
February 23: First Exam
March 2: Chapter 5 Arguments in Ordinary Language
March 21-26: Spring Break No classes
March 28: Chapter 7 The Method of Deduction
April 4: Chapter 8 Quantification Theory
April 6: Review and in class practice test
April 11: Second Exam
April 18: Chapter 9 Induction
April 20: Chapter 9 Induction
April 25: Review and in class practice test.
April 27 (Wednesday): 10:00A – 12:45A: Final due via email.
Tests: Two tests will be given in class. The test posted on this web page for test 1 is a practice test that is an example of what the test given in class will be like. The final test is the test posted for April 27. A practice test for test 2 will be given out in class.
Daily Quizzes are to encourage attendance and for feedback purposes. They will be pass/fail.
This syllabus may be adjusted at any time to meet the class or instructor’s requirements upon one week’s notice to students.
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