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Philosophy 113

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

Credits: 3

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week: 4

Prerequisite: C+ in English 098

Corequisite: English 099​

Text: A Practical Study of Argument, latest edition. Trudy Govier

Course Description:

A course in informal and inductive logic emphasizing analysis and evaluation of arguments in natural languages. This course introduces students to some of the techniques that logicians have developed for thinking about reasoning and explaining what distinguishes good from bad. Tpoics covered include informal fallacy theory, inductive reasoning and inductive fallacies, categorical propositions and syllogisms, basic sentential logic including symbolization, truth-tables and consistency trees.


In-class Exams 50%
Homework Assignments 5%
Final Exam 45%


Selman Halabi, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.A. (York)
Kent Schmor, B.A. (British Columbia), M.A. (Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (Illinois Chicago)

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