Philosophy 112

Homework assignments will be posted to the Logic 2010 site. Reading assignments include both the sections in the Logic Text and the corresponding online supplement, when available.

The Logic Text can be accessed from within the Software. For convenience, I am also posting direct links to each chapter here:

Week 1

What is Logic? Reasons and Arguments. Hidden Premises. Soundness and Validity. Formal Validity

Reading:

Week 2

Symbolizing ‘if’ and ‘not’.

Reading: Chapter 1.1-3

Viewing:

This second video was made by Luca Struble, who has made an entire set of instructional videos keyed to our software and our text, which you are welcome to check out.

Week 3

EVERYTHING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER AND BROKEN BONES

Week 4

ONLINE INSTRUCTION DUE TO BROKEN BONES

Class will not meet on Monday. We might meet on Wednesday, depending on how quickly my recovery goes. Look for an announcement early next week.

In lieu of class, I would like you to watch several videos from Luca Struble, which introduce the key concepts and ideas for derivations, and then I would like you attempt to complete derivations in the software. These are taken from an online course that he teaches at another University, that covers the same material as our course. I know that videos are not an adequate replacement for classroom instruction, but they should help you get started!

I hope to have “online” office hours, so you can get help from me if you are stuck. Again, details will depend on how quickly my recovery goes.

I have also notified the logic tutors. You are welcome to make an appointment with a tutor to get help in person (but keep in mind that if everyone tries to make an appointment, they won’t be able to accommodate you all). Tutor contact information is now on the syllabus.

For Monday: Symbolization:

Reading: Reread Chapter 1.2 and 1.3. Viewing:

Complete HW02: https://logiclx.humnet.ucla.edu/Logic/Student/Course/613/

For Wednesday: Derivations

Reading: Chapter 1.4-7 Viewing:

Complete the exercises in HW03 from the Recognizing Rules Module: https://logiclx.humnet.ucla.edu/Logic/Student/Course/613/

Complete the rest of HW03: https://logiclx.humnet.ucla.edu/Logic/Student/Course/613/

For the next Monday:

Reread Chapter 1.6-7

Watch:

Complete HW04: https://logiclx.humnet.ucla.edu/Logic/Student/Course/613/

Week 5

Subderivations and Theorems

Reading: Chapter 1.8-11

Week 6

Review

First Midterm Exam, Wednesday

Week 7

More connectives: ‘and’, ‘or’ and ‘if and only if’; Truth Tables

Reading: Chapter 2.1; 2.10-11

Week 8

Symbolization

Reading: Chapter 2.3-5

Week 9

Derivations

Reading: Chapter 2.4-6

Week 10

Theorems and Derived Rules

Reading: Chapter 2.7-9

Week 11

Review

Second Midterm Exam, Wednesday

Week 12

Names, Variables, Predicates, and Quantifiers

Reading: Chapter 3.1-4

Week 13

Symbolization

Reading: Chapter 3.5

Week 14

Derivations

Reading: Chapter 3.6-10

Week 15

Practice and Review.

Finals Week

Final Exam, at the appointed time during Finals Week.