Philosophy of Logic

Subject 161-210 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty five contact hours per semester: two 1-hour lectures per week for the whole semester and a 1-hour tutorial per week beginning the second week of semester
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Prerequisites: or equivalent or permission from the Head of School or the subject coordinator.
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Dr Allen Hazen
Subject Overview:

This subject examines a number of the philosophical issues that arise in connection with modern formal logic. It introduces students to questions concerning the metaphysical and epistemological status of logic and the machinery connected with it. Students will encounter contemporary views and arguments on these issues. By the end of the subject, students should develop an understanding of these matters, as well as an ability to articulate and defend their own views on the matters covered.

Assessment: Weekly exercises totalling 2000 words 30%, a 2-hour examination 67% and tutorial participation 3%.
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • acquire the ability to strengthen critical thinking and analysis;

  • acquire the ability to strengthen skills in textual analysis;

  • acquire the ability to solve abstractly posed problems.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Logic and Philosophy of Science)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)

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