Logic and Argumentation

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Period: Modul 2 (6/11—12/1)

Ämnen: Filosofi, Kurser på engelska

Traditional logic has its roots in Aristotle, who investigated the validity of arguments by studying their formal structure. The question of what separates a valid from an invalid argument, as well as good from bad argumentation is one of the central problems in modern logic. In order to answer this question, arguments expressed in natural languages are translated into formal languages of symbolic logic. In this way, the logical structure stands out more clearly. In this course, two such formal languages are studied: propositional and predicate logic. The course will investigate different ways of evaluating the validity of arguments comprising propositions in these languages. Lastly, the course will consider the question of what symbolic logic can and cannot tell us about the validity of arguments in different areas of argumentation, especially in theology.

7,5 hp

Uppsala: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Partial distance with classroom instruction in Uppsala: November 14 and December 12 (exam in Uppsala January 12, 2018)

Instructor: Taeda Tomic

Late applications for this course are made to adm@newman.se

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