The Principles and Practice of
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Review of Handouts and Course
My comments and your questions about the content of this course
We have one text (described in the
Course Description), but will also be using a website
– more on that later
This is a skills-oriented class. Assigned or not
– plan on using
exercise opportunities you can access (text and website).
All chapters and sections are from Hurley’s A Concise
Introduction to Logic (10 th
Come prepared to discuss assigned chapter/sections during the indicated weeks.
It’s easy to forget assignment due dates, especially for the online homeworks.
Create some system for yourself that will keep you on track.
Homeworks are completed and submitted online
Quizzes are taken and submitted in class
Classwork is completed and submitted in class
A Portfolio is compiled during the semester and is due in June.
Think of this as an ongoing record of your work in this course.
The portfolio will cover three modules
– the basics of logic, propositional logic and categorical logic.
It may be submitted electronically (Powerpoint or other web-enabled presentation project) or physically (set of printed pages)
There is no extra credit. Instead, I will drop your lowest quiz and homework grades.
Late homeworks (done online) are penalized 10% for each day late.
Only one makeup quiz will be offered to those who miss a quiz for documented reasons.
Hey, we all argue, right?
The Argument Clinic
Logic deals with a different kind of argument…
Reasoning is the process of moving toward conclusions on the basis of clear, compelling and relevant supportive statements.
In much of logic, attention focuses on how we draw conclusions from statements, not on the truth of those statements.
Those who oppose same-sex marriage are simply Neanderthals.
Everybody knows same-sex marriage is a threat to society.
So, same-sex marriages should be allowed.
Opposition to same-sex marriage relies on constitutionally suspect reasoning.
There is no clear evidence that same-sex marriage is a threat to society.
So, same-sex marriage should be allowed.
Any law or policy that limits constitutionally protected freedoms is unacceptable.
Laws against same-sex marriage limit constitutionally protected freedoms.
Support for this claim?
So, laws against same-sex marriage are unacceptable.
You will have plenty of help
Classes, of course!
– MW, 12 – 1 pm
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– W, 4 – 5 pm
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