PHILOSOPHY 101: Introduction to Logic Fall 2015 Section 14 CRN: 4048 M 6:008:50 PM Location: Shiley Center 129 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ian Duckles Email: imduckles@gmail.com Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:006:00 PM or by appointment Office: Founder's Hall 168A TEXTBOOK: Logic 2nd Edition, Stan Baronett. Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780199846313 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 nonarguments 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: Introduction Monday, September 14: Introduction, Chapter 1: What Logic Studies (pp. 244) Homework: Find examples of the following arguments: (1) A valid argument with one true premise, one false premise and a true conclusion. (2) A valid argument with two true premises and a true conclusion. (3) An invalid argument with two true premises and a true conclusion. (4) A strong argument with one true premise, one false premise and a true conclusion. (5) A strong argument with two true premises and a true conclusion. (6) A weak argument with two true premises and a true conclusion. Week 2: Definitions September 21: Chapter 3: Diagrams and Analysis (pp.89117) Homework: Page 93 #'s 1115; Pages 9798 #'s 2023. Week 3: Fallacies September 28: Chapter 4: Informal Fallacies (pp. 118163) Find an example of each of the Fallacies of Relevance. Find examples online and in the media, or just makeup your own. Week 4: Fallacies October 5: Fallacies Continued Week 5: First Exam October 12: Review for Exam; First Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade) Week 6: Propositional Logic October 19: Chapter 7.A7.C (pp. 288314) Homework: Pages 303304, Problem Set II #'s 120. Week 7: Propositional Logic. October 26: Chapter 7.D7.H (pp. 314335) Homework: Page 319, #'s 1120; Page 321, #'s 210. November 2: Chapter 7.I (pp. 335353) Homework: Pages 334335, #'s 1120. Week 9: Second Exam November 9: Review for Exam; Second Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade) Week 10: Natural Deduction November 16: Chapter 8.A8.C (354372) Homework: Pages 370372, #'s 220. Week 11: Natural Deduction November 23: Chapter 8.D (373385) Week 12: Methods of Deduction November 30: Chapter 8.E (pp. 385398) Homework: pp 384 #'s 26; pp 393394 all problems. Week 13: Methods of Deduction December 7: Chapter 8.F8.H (pp. 399427) Homework: Page 398 #'s 26; pp. 408409 #'s 1120. Week 14: Extra Day and Review December 14: Extra Day; Review for Final The Final Exam for this course will be on Monday, December 21 from 8  10:00 PM in Shiley Center 129 STUDENT EVALUATION: 20% Midterm Examination 1 A: 93100 % A: 9092 % B+: 8889 % B: 8387 % B: 8082 % C+: 7879 % C: 7077 % D: 6069 % 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/associatedstudents/branches/vicepresident/academics/honorcouncil/integritypolicy.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 athttp://www.sandiego.edu/disability/. TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN THIS COURSE (Thanks to Professor June Yang):

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