Five College Consortium

Logic

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Philosophy
Course Number: 
213
Institution: 
Amherst College

"All philosophers are wise and Socrates is a philosopher; therefore, Socrates is wise." Our topic is this mysterious "therefore." We shall expose the hidden structure of everyday statements on which the correctness of our reasoning turns. To aid us, we shall develop a logical language that makes this underlying structure more perspicuous. We shall also examine fundamental concepts of logic and use them to explore the logical properties of statements and the logical relations between them. This is a first course in formal logic, the study of correct reasoning; no previous philosophical, mathematical, or logical training needed.


One main lecture each week and four breakout sections each limited to 15 students. Admissions with consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor A. George.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
PHIL-213-01-1617F

Course Sections

Logic
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Alexander George ageorge@amherst.edu TH 09:00AM-09:50AM MERR 4