PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR EXAM 1 PHILOSOPHY 101: Introduction to Logic Spring 2015 Section 13 CRN: 4315 MW 5:306:50 Location: Serra Hall 312 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 Monday, January 26: Introduction, Chapter 1: What Logic Studies (pp. 244) Homework: Pages 1012 #'s 115 (Even) Wednesday, January 28: 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. Week 2: Analyzing Arguments February 2: Chapter 3.A3.B: Diagramming (pp. 90105)Homework: Pages 9498: #'s 26 February 4: Chapter 3.C3.D: Diagramming Continued (pp. 105117) Homework: Pages 9798, #'S 2023. Week 3: Fallacies February 9: Fallacies of Relevance, 4.A (pp. 118129) Homework: Find an example of each of the fallacies we discussed in class (Ad HominemAppeal to Force) February 11: Fallacies of Unwarranted Assumption, 4.B (pp. 130143) Homework: Pages 127129: Problem Set II #'s 140 even. Week 4: First Exam February 16: Fallacies of Ambiguity or Diversion, 4.C4.D (pp. 144163) Homework: Pages 142144: Problem Set II #'s 132 even. February 18: More Fallacies! Homework: Pages 154160, #'s 130 even. Week 5: Propositional Logic February 23: Review for Exam February 25: National Adjunct Action Day. No Class. Week 6: Propositional Logic March 2: First Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade) March 4: Chapter 7.A (pp. 288294) Homework: Pages 294295 #'s 2050 odd. March 9: Chapter 7.B7.C (pp. 295314) Homework: Pages 303304: Problem Set II, odd #'s. March 11: Chapter 7.D (pp. 314320) Homework: Page 319 #'s 1620; Page 320 Problem Set I. Week 8: Second Exam March 16: Chapter 7.E7.H (pp. 321335) Homework: Pages 332334: Problem Set II #'s 2125; Problem Set III #'s 110 (only translate!!) March 18: Chapter 7.I (pp. 335353) Homework: Pages 34041 #'s 1120. Week 9: Natural Deduction March 23: Review for Exam March 25: Second Examination (20% of Overall Final Grade) Week 10: Spring Break!! March 30: NO CLASS!! April 1: NO CLASS!! Week 11: Natural Deduction April 6: NO CLASS!! April 8: Chapter 8.A8.B (pp. 354367) Homework: Pages 37073: Problem Set I #'s 26; Problem Set II #'s 26. Week 12: Methods of Deduction April 13: Chapter 8.C (pp. 368372) Homework: Pages 371373: Problem Set I #'s 1120; Problem Set II #'s 710. April 15: Chapter 8.C8.D (pp. 368384) Homework: Pages 381385: Problem Set III #'s 110; Problem Set IV #'s 15. April 20: Chapter 8.E (pp. 385398)Week 13: Methods of Deduction Homework: Pages 38485 #'s 610. April 22: Chapter 8.F (pp. 399412) Homework: All problems on pages 393 and 394. Week 14: Methods of Deduction April 27: Chapter 8.G8.H (pp. 413427) Homework: Pages 395396 #'s 615. April 29: Extra Day Homework: Page 408 #'s 615. Week 15: Methods of Deduction May 4: Extra Day Homework: Page 412 #'s 26. May 6: Extra Day Homework: Page 411 #'s 4650; Page 413 #'s 1115. Week 16: Review May 11: Review for Final The Final Exam for this course will be on Monday, May 18 from 5  7:00 PM in Serra Hall 312. 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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