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Undergraduate Course: Logic 1 (PHIL08004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is an introduction to what is known as formal or symbolic logic, requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy or mathematics.
Course description This 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)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  500
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 20% Assignments and 80% Take Home Test
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Translate English sentences (and arguments) into the logical system.
  2. Construct derivations of valid arguments in predicate logic.
  3. Demonstrate the invalidity of an argument by constructing a countermodel.
  4. Understand the basic concepts of propositional and predicate logic.
  5. Assess any philosophical argument in terms of the logical systems learned for validity or invalidity.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/current/undergraduate/handbooks
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lecturers:
Brian Rabern

Weekly tutorials from week 2 to 11. Optional drop-in sessions will be held on Fridays from week 2 until the exam diet. These are not compulsory.
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Brian Rabern
Tel:
Email: brian.rabern@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Vera Spiliotakou
Tel: (0131 6)50 3628
Email: Vera.Spiliotakou@ed.ac.uk
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