Dec 03, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 311 - Philosophical Logic


Credit(s): 3
Lecture: 3
Non-Lecture: 0
Philosophical logic is the effort to represent aspects of valid reasoning with formal systems that can be applied to a variety of questions in philosophy. A comprehensive logic would account for all forms of rational inference in a single, manageable package, but instead, we have a variety of partial and competing systems aimed at various specific topics, including necessity and possibility, vagueness, degree, comparison, time, value, and knowledge, as well as non-standard alternatives to the classical logic of subjects and predicates. In this course, we will discuss the project of philosophical logic, survey (to varying depths) a broad range of theories in the field with applications, and look for general conclusions. Offered every other fall.

Prerequisite(s): PHIL 111  



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