PHILOSOPHY 101: Introduction to Logic Fall 2010 Section 19 Tuesday 6:00-8:50 Location: Olin Hall 129 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ian DucklesEmail: imduckles@gmail.com Office Hours: Tuesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM; or by appointment Office: Founders Hall 168D TEXTBOOK:
Introduction to Logic, 13th Edition, Irving M. Copi & Carl Cohen,
Pearson, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2009. (This text
is required. We will use it daily in class.) You may use the 12th
edition of the text. A separate syllabus for the 12th edition will be
available online.COURSE DESCRIPTION:
“The study of arguments, including basic principles of traditional
logic together with an introduction to modern sentential logic. Topics
include recognizing arguments, premises, conclusions, induction and
deduction, fallacies, categorical syllogisms, and sentential inference
forms” (USD Course Catalog). This course satisfies the logic
requirement.COURSE OBJECTIVES: During this course, students will be asked to do some or all of the following:1. Distinguish arguments from non-arguments 2. Distinguish deductive arguments from inductive arguments 3. Identify the premises and conclusion of arguments 4. Identify types of informal fallacies 5. Test arguments for validity using Venn diagrams and/or truth tables and indirect truth tables 6. Distinguish necessary and sufficient conditions 7. Translate sentences into propositional logic 8. Apply the techniques of natural deduction to proving arguments (this may include reduction and conditional proofs) COURSE CALENDAR (topics and important dates included):(Homework will be due daily and assignments will be announced in class. Do not be concerned if we fall ahead or behind on this schedule. The most important goal is that everyone understand the concepts and problems. This schedule is subject to change. All changes will be announced in class and posted on the course website) Week 1: No ClassWeek 2 (September 7) Chapter 1: Basic Logical ConceptsHomework: Find two arguments and identify the premises and the conclusion. Also, page 35 #'s 1-8. Week 3 (September 14) Chapter 2: Analyzing ArgumentsHomework: Page 39-40, #'s 1-5; Page 49-50, #'s 2-10; Page 58-59, #'s 1-4. Week 4 (September 21) Chapter 3: Language and DefinitionsHomework: Find examples of each of the 5 types of definitions and examples of each of the 6 ways to define a word. Page 110-112, #'s 1-10. Week 5 (September 28) Chapter 4: Informal FallaciesWeek 6 (October 5) First Midterm Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade)Homework: Pages 136-138 #'s 6-15. Find one example of each of the fallacies of defective induction. Do not include examples from the text or which were presented in class. Week 7 (October 12) Chapter 8.1-8.4: Modern Symbolic Logic Part I (Read pages 315-346)Prepare for an open book quiz on fallacies. For homework Pages 328-331; Section B #'s 6-20; Section C #'s11-20; Section D #'s 6-25 odd. Also, draw truth tables for Section D #'s 1-5. Week 8 (October 19) Chapter 8.5-8.7: Modern Symbolic Logic Part II (Read pages 346-357)Homework: Pages 355-56: Section B #'s 1-10; Section C #'s 1-5. Week 9 (October 26) Chapter 8.8-8.10: Modern Symbolic Logic Part III (Read pages 357-371)Homework: Page 362, Section C: #'s 1,2, 16-20. Week 10 (November 2) Second Midterm Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade)Week 11 (November 9) Chapter 9.1-9.3: Deduction and Rules of Inference (Read pages 372-383)Homework: Page 383 #'s 9, 10; Pages 385-86 #'s 11-30 (even); Pages Week 12 (November 16) Chapter 9.4-9.5: Constructing Formal Proofs (Read pages 383-393)Homework: Page 390 #'s 7-10; Pages 391-93 #'s 5-10. Memorize the 9 valid argument forms for the quiz. Week 13 (November 23) Chapter 9.6-9.12: Even More on Constructing Formal Proofs (Read pages 393-436)Homework: Page 406-407: #'s 1-10; Page 409-410: #'s 1-30 (odd #'s only) Week 14 (November 30) Replacement Rules in Action (Chapter 9.6-9.8)Homework: Pages 411-412 #'s 7-15; Page 413-414 #'s 1-10 Answers Week 15 (December 7) Review and Summary; Third ExaminationThe Final Exam for this course will be on Tuesday, December 21 from 8 - 10:00 PM in Olin Hall 129 STUDENT EVALUATION:20% Midterm Examination 1 A: 90-100 % B: 80-89 % C: 70-79 % D: 60-69 % F: <60 % ACADEMIC POLICIES:Student Responsibility to Drop/Withdraw:
It is the student’s responsibility to officially add, drop, or withdraw
from the course stated in the class schedule. Failure to do so can
result in a failing grade.Class Attendance:
A student may be disenrolled from the course after two absences;
however, a student will be disenrolled from the course after three
absences without exception. (This count will begin at the first session
of Week 2.) ATTENDANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THIS PARTICULAR COURSE.Tardiness/Early Departure:
If a student arrives unreasonably late or leaves early without
notifying the instructor before the event, then that student will be
considered absent for that class session.Professionalism:
It is assumed that students will conduct themselves in a professional
manner with a positive attitude. An open mind is one of the most
important tools required for success in academia. If a student is
negative and feels as is there is nothing of value to be gained by the
college experience or this course, he or she will not do well in this course.Academic Integrity and Conduct:
Plagiarism, cheating and poor student conduct will not be tolerated.
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the USD Integrity
Policy. This can be found at
http://www.sandiego.edu/honorcouncil/integrity.php.Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class
are encouraged to notify the instructor and Disability Services.
Information can be found at http://www.sandiego.edu/disability/. |