Phil A101, section 604
THEME: Analyzes argumentation and informal fallacies; introduces deductive logic, and examines inductive evidence in scientific and practical reasoning.
TEXTS: Logic, Robert Baum, 4th ed. Harcourt Brace
75% of the grade will be from tests based on the chapter exercises.
25% of the grade will be based on quizzes.
OFFICE: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 and 1 PM - 2PM Administration Building Room 261 or by appointment. Here is my Current Schedule.
CLASS: Hours: MW 10:00A- 11:15A Room K-219
Phone: 694-1023 (home), Philosophy Department 786-4458. The best way to get a message to me is via e-mail. Please feel free to call my home phone. 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:
August 27: Chapter 1 Informal Analysis of Statements
September 1: Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 3: Chapter 1 Informal Analysis of Statements continued
September 10: Chapter 3
Aristotelian Logic: Statements
September 15: Chapter 3 Aristotelian Logic: Statements Exercises
September 24: Review and practice test
September 29: First Exam
October 1: Chapter 5 Propositional Logic: Statements
October 6: Chapter 5 Propositional Logic: Statements
October 20: Chapter 7 Quantificational Logic: Statements
October 22: Chapter 7 Quantificational Logic: Statements Exercises
October 29: Chapter 8 Quantificational Logic Exercises
November 3: Review and practice test
November 5: Second Exam
November 10: Chapter 9 Inductive Arguments
November 12: Chapter 10 Scientific Method and Mills methods
November 17: Chapter 11 Probability
November 24: Chapter 13 Definitions
November 26: Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
December 1: Chapter 14 Applied Logic
December 3: Review and practice test.
December 8: 10:00A – 11:15A (normal time): Final
Tests: Three tests will be given in class. They will consist of questions taken from the exercises done in the 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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