The class schedule has been significantly revised. Please note the new dates below. PHILOSOPHY 101: Introduction to Logic Fall 2014 Section 05 CRN: 2310 MW 5:306:50 Location: Camino Hall 119 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ian Duckles Email: imduckles@gmail.com Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:005:00 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 Wednesday, September 3: Introduction, Chapter 1: What Logic Studies (pp. 244) Homework: Pages 1018. Problem Set 1B.1 #'s 115 (odd); Problem Set 1B.2 #'s 15. Week 2: Analyzing Arguments Monday, September 8: Continue What Logic Studies 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. Homework: Pages 9498: #'s 26, 22, 23. Week 3: Fallacies September 15: Chapter 3.C3.D: Diagramming Continued (pp. 105117) September 17: No Class, Sick Professor Week 4: Fallacies September 22: Fallacies of Relevance, 4.A (pp. 118129) Homework: Find examples of the seven fallacies we discussed in class today. September 24: Fallacies of Unwarranted Assumption, 4.B (pp. 130143) Homework: Find examples of the fallacies we discussed in class today. Week 5: First Exam September 29: Fallacies of Ambiguity or Diversion, 4.C4.D (pp. 144163) Homework: Find examples of the fallacies we discussed in class today. October 1: More Fallacies! Homework: Problem Set 4D (pp. 154160) #'s 120 Even. Week 6: Propositional Logic October 6: Review for Exam October 8: First Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade) Week 7: Propositional Logic October 13: Chapter 7.A (pp. 288294) Homework: Problem Set 7A (pp. 294) #'s 1125. October 15: Chapter 7.B7.C (pp. 295314) Homework: Problem Set 7B.3 (pp. 302303) Section I, #'s 1120. October 20: Chapter 7.D (pp. 314320) Homework: Problem Set 7D.1 (pp. 318319) #'s 1620; Problem Set 7D.2 (pp. 320) Set I #'s 810. October 22: Chapter 7.E7.H (pp. 321335) Homework: Problem Set 7H (pp 331335) Exercise Set II. #'s 1625 odd. Exercise Set III. #'s 26. Week 9: Second Exam October 27: Continue Symbolic Logic Homework: Problem Set 7I.1 (pp. 340341) #'s 1620. October 29: Chapter 7.I (pp. 335353) Homework: Problem Set 7I.2 (pp. 34748) #'s 210. Week 10: Natural Deduction November 3: Review for Exam November 5: Second Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade) Week 11: Natural Deduction November 10: Chapter 8.A8.B (pp. 354367) Homework: Pages 363367, Problem Set III #, 610; Problem Set IV #'s 610. November 12: Chapter 8.C (pp. 368372) Homework: Page 370373: Problem Set I #'s 720 even; Problem Set II #'s 110 even. Week 12: Methods of Deduction November 17: Chapter 8.C8.D (pp. 368384) Homework: Page 381382, Problem Set III #'s 1015. November 19: Chapter 8.E (pp. 385398) November 24: Chapter 8.F (pp. 399412)Homework (Due 12/1): Page 381385, Problem Set III #'s 2630; Problem Set IV #'s 110. Week 13: Methods of Deduction November 26: No Class. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! Week 14: Methods of Deduction December 1: Chapter 8.G8.H (pp. 413427) Homework: Pages 395396 #'s 615. December 3: Extra Day Homework: Page 408 #'s 615; Pages 41112 #'s 26. Week 15: Review December 8: Extra Day Homework: Pages 412413 #'s 715. December 10: Review for Final The Final Exam for this course will be on Monday, December 15 from 5  7:00 PM in Camino Hall 119 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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