PHILOSOPHY 201: PRACTICAL LOGIC
S03
Course Syllabus

Date:                                         Topic:                                    Study Assignment:
10th Edition                         11th Edition

Part I: Reasoning and Argument

Jan. 14               What is Logic?

Jan. 16               Propositions & Arguments                     Sections 1.1-1.5                     Sections 1.1-1.3, 1.5
Exercises pp. 9-11                 Exercises pp. 9-11

Jan. 21*             Validity & Soundness                            Sections 1.6-1.8                     Sections 1.7-1.9
Exercises p. 22-24                 Exercises pp. 29-30 I

Jan. 23               Detecting Arguments                              Section 2.1-2.3                     Section 1.10
Exercises p. 51-55                Exercises pp. 31-34: 2-14

Jan. 28*             Extended Arguments                              Section 2.3                            Section 1.4 &1.10
Exercises p. 64-69                Exercises pp. 54-58

Jan 30                            ***** FIRST EXAMINATION ON CHAPTER 1 (and 2 for 10th Edition) *****

Part II: The Syllogism and Deduction

Feb. 4              Categorical Propositions                   Sections 7.1 -7.3                     Sections 5.1-5.3
Exercises p. 221, p. 225          Exercises p. 184, p.188

Feb. 6              The Square of Opposition                 Section 7.4                                Section 5.4
Exercises p. 230                        Exercises, p. 193

Feb. 11*          Immediate Inference                          Sections 7.5 & 7.6                     Sections 5.5 & 5.6
Exercises pp.237-40;II-VI         Exercises pp.200-202: II-VI

Feb. 13            The Categorical Syllogism                  Sections 8.1 & 8.2                     Sections 6.1 & 6.2
Exercises p. 259                         Exercises p. 220-221

Feb. 18*         Venn Diagram Test for Validity           Section 8.3                                 Section 6.3
Exercises p. 272                         Exercises p.231-32
I: 2-9; II:1-10                             I: 2-9; II:1-10

Feb. 20           Syllogistic Rules                                   Section 8.4                                 Section 6.4
Rules for Categorical Syllogisms

Feb. 25*         Syllogistic Fallacies                             Section 8.5                                 Section 6.5
Exercises pp. 284, I: 2-9;           Exercises pp. 240, I: 2-9
II: 2-9; III: 2-9                           II: 2-9; III: 2-9

Feb. 27                *** SECOND EXAMINATION ON CHAPTERS 5 AND 6 (7 & 8 10th Edition) ***

Mar. 4                                                             Mardi Gras Holiday

Part III: Truth Tables, Fallacies, & Induction

Mar. 6             Translating from Ordinary Language         Sections 9.1 - 9.3                 Sections 7.1-7.3
Exercises, pp. 294 and 303 Exercises pp. 253 & 261

Mar. 11*         Non-standard Syllogisms                         Sections 9.4 -9.6                         Sections 7.4-7.6
Exercises, p. 303, I: 2-9; II: 2-9         Exercises, p.263, I: 2-9; II: 2-9

Mar. 13           Non-Categorical Syllogisms                     Section 9.7                             Section 7.7
Exercises, p. 325-7, 2-20           Exercises 283-284, 2-20

Mar. 18*        The Propositional Calculus                 Sections 10.1-10.2                     Sections 8.1-8.2
Exercises p. 353, IV: 2-19          Exercises p. 311
p. 366, III: 2-19; IV: 2-19          p. 320, III: 2-19

Mar. 20          Symbolizing Statements                       Sections 10.2 - 10.3                     Sections 8.2-8.3

Mar. 25*        Truth Tables                                       Section 10.4 A. & B                    Section 8.4 A & B

Mar. 27          Truth Table Test for Validity               Section 10.4 C-E                         Section 8.4 C-E
Exercises p. 380: III & IV Exercises p. 333: III & IV

Apr. 1            Tautologies and Contradictions         Sections 10.5                                 Section 8.5
Exercises p. 387, II: 2-9                 Exercises p. 339, II: 2-9

Apr. 3                        ***** THIRD EXAMINATION ON CHAPTERS 7 & 8 (10th Edition: 9 & 10) *****

Part IV: Language and Probable Reasoning

Apr. 8             Language and Meaning                   Sections 4.1 -4.6                                     Sections 2.1-2.6
Exercises p. 104, sec. III; pp.112-116     Exercises p. 84, III; pp. 91-94

Apr. 10            Using Definitions                             Sections 5.1-5.6                                     Sections 3.1-3.6
Exercises, pp. 134-137, II: 2-14             Exercises, pp.112-4, III: 2-14

Apr. 22            Fallacies of Relevance                     Sections 6.1 & 6.2                                 Sections 4.1 & 4.2
Exercises p. 174, I                                  Exercises, p. 151-153, I

Apr. 24             Fallacies of Ambiguity                     Section 6.3 & 6.4                                  Sections 4.3 & 4.4
Exercises, p. 189-191                           Exercises, p. 161-163

Apr. 29             Fallacies of Presumption                 Section 6.4                                             Section 4.4
Exercises, p. 200, I                                 Exercises, p. 171, I

May 1             Argument by Analogy                       Section 13.1-13.3                                   Sections 11.1-11.3
Exercises, p. 482, I                                 Exercises, p. 435-437, I

May 6             Causal Reasoning                             Sections 14.1-14.3                                  Sections 12.1-12.3
Exercises pp. 529-534: 2-9                     Exercises, pp. 482-486: 2-9

*** FINAL EXAMINATION ON MONDAY, MAY 12, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. ***