University Of Edinburgh Logic 1

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University Of Edinburgh Logic 1

Undergraduate Course: Logic 1 (PHIL08004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language SciencesCollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is an introduction to what is known as formal or symbolic logic, requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy or mathematics.
Course descriptionThis course is an introduction to what is known as formal or symbolic logic, requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy or mathematics. It does not aim to communicate results about logical systems but instead it aims to impart a skill�the ability to recognise and construct correct deductions and refutations. We will proceed via a graduated but unified development of logic from the basics of the sentential logic up to (monadic) predicate logic. Along the way we will take short diversions into the historical issues that led to various logical developments (e.g. the insights of Aristotle, the Stoics, Leibniz, Frege, Jaskowski, and Tarski).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Prohibited CombinationsOther requirementsNone
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)Quota:  0
Course StartSemester 2
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info)Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment)Degree exam (100%)
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Exam Information
Exam DietPaper NameHours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Ability to translate English sentences (and arguments) into the logical system.
  2. Ability to construct derivations of valid arguments in predicate logic.
  3. Ability to demonstrate the invalidity of an argument by constructing a countermodel.
  4. Gain a working understanding of the basic concepts of propositional and predicate logic.
  5. Ability to assess any philosophical argument in terms of the logical systems learned for validity or invalidity.
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Additional Class Delivery InformationLecturers:
Brian Rabern
Alistair IsaacWeekly tutorials from week 2 to 11.
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Course organiserDr Brian Rabern
Course secretaryMiss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961