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CODE PHI2001

 
TITLE Logic

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Philosophy

 
DESCRIPTION - Elementary assertions. Elementary propositions; true, false and indefinite. How are elementary assertions useful?
- The negator. The mediate and immediate assertion of an elementary proposition. The double negation of an elementary proposition.
- The adjunctor. The mediate and immediate assertion of an adjunction. The double negation of an adjunction.
- Sound arguments. The effective scenario tableau.
- The conjunctor and subjunctor.
- Effective and classical dialogues and dialogue-based developments.
- Classical Beth tableaux.
- The all-quantor and the some-quantor. The soundness of arguments containing quantified propositions.
- Aristotelian propositions and their translation using quantors and junctors; their conversion and opposition. Syllogisms; testing their soundness by means of tableaux; direct and indirect reduction of syllogisms.

Reading List

- Riolo, V. (2001) Introduction to Logic, 2nd or later edition, Malta: MUP.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Mary Ann Cassar

 
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