Phil A101, section 601
THEME: Analyzes argumentation and informal fallacies; introduces deductive logic, and examines inductive evidence in scientific and practical reasoning.
75% of the grade will be from tests based on the chapter exercises.
25% of the grade will be based on quizzes.
OFFICE: Tuesday 9 AM - 12 PM, Thursday 1 - 2 PM, and Friday 11 AM - 12 PM in Administration and Humanities Building Room 261 or by appointment. Here is my Current Schedule.
CLASS: Hours: MW 10:00A- 11:15A Room ADM-142
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:
September 5: Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 7: Chapter 1 Basic Logical Concepts continued
September 26:Chapter 3 Categorical Propositions
September 28: Chapter 3 Categorical Propositions
Basic Argument Analysis
October 10: Review and in class practice test
October 12: First Exam
October 19: Chapter 5 Arguments in Ordinary Language
November 7: Chapter 7 The Method of Deduction
November 14: Chapter 8 Quantification Theory
November 16: Review and in class practice test
November 21: Second Exam (Review)
November 23: Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
November 30: Chapter 9 Induction
December 5: Chapter 9 Induction
December 7: Review and in class practice test.
December 12: 10:00A – 12:45P: Final
Tests: Two tests will be given in class. They will consist of questions taken from the exercises done in the class. Tests one posted on this web page is a practice test that is an example of what the test given in class will be like. The final posted on this page is the actual final.
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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