Term: SUMMER 14 Name: PHIL A101 Section: 301 LSC 6/26 Instructor: JAMISON W Course ID: 51950 Location: UAA
Introduction to Logic
Phil A101, section 301
THEME: Analyzes argumentation and informal fallacies; introduces deductive logic, and examines inductive evidence in scientific and practical reasoning.
TEXTS: Introduction to Logic (current edition as determined by the UAA bookstore)
75% of the grade will be from tests based on the chapter exercises.
25% of the grade will be based on quizzes.
OFFICE: Admin 277 or Eagle River Center 238C or by appointment. Here is my Current Schedule.
CLASS: Hours: Fridays 11:15A- 2:15P 228 Eagle River Center
Phone: 786-4458 or 786-7649 (office) or 694-1023 (home- please no calls after 8P). 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:
Notice this is the web site to accompany the book: http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780199846313/
June 29: Chapter 1 What Logic Studies -- Basic Logical Concepts
June 30: Chapter 2 Language Matters -- Language and Definitions
July 1: Chapter 3 Diagrams and Analysis -- Basic Argument Analysis
July 2 and 3: No classes for July 4th Holiday
July 7: Chapter 5 Categorical Propositions
July 14: Chapter 8 Symbolic Logic
July 15: Chapter 9 Methods of Deduction
July 16: Chapter 9 Methods of Deduction continued
July 21: Chapter 10 Quantificational Logic Exercises
July 23: Chapter 11 Inductive Arguments - Analogical Reasoning
July 27: Chapter 12 Causal Reasoning
July 28: Chapter 13 Science and Hypothesis
July 29: Chapter 14 Probability
Tests: Two tests will be given in class. The Final can be done via email. They will consist of questions taken from the exercises done in the class. A review test based on the same exercises will be given first.
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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