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Fall 2017 -- PHIL 103: Logic and Reasoning QRII

The course syllabus is here. The current version of the textbook is here. If you find errors, please send me some email pointing them out!

The final exam schedule will be available via Course Explorer beginning on October 4th, according to the Registrar. Please do not ask me when the final exam will be until at least October 5th.

If you are looking for a good textbook to supplement what we are doing, to expand on what we are doing, or just to get another voice, you might consider Hausman, et al. (2010) Logic and Philosophy, Jeffrey (2006) Formal Logic, or for a much more advanced text, Boolos et al. (2007) Computability and Logic.

Lecture slides, homework assignments, practice problem sets, and other supplementary materials will be linked in pdf format below, as we come to them over the course of the semester.

Lecture Slides:

Lecture 01: Introduction

Lecture 02: Zeroth-Order Logic: Syntax and Translation

Lecture 03: Zeroth-Order Logic: Truth Functions

Lecture 04: Zeroth-Order Logic: Validity

Lecture 05: Zeroth-Order Logic: Natural Deduction, Part 1

Lecture 06: Zeroth-Order Logic: Natural Deduction, Part 2

Lecture 07: Zeroth-Order Logic: Natural Deduction, Part 3

Lecture 08: Zeroth-Order Logic: Natural Deduction, Part 4

Lecture 09: First-Order Logic: Syntax and Translation

Lecture 10: First-Order Logic: Translation and Categorical Sentences

Lecture 11: First-Order Logic: Relations

Lecture 12: First-Order Logic: Models and Validity

Lecture 13: First-Order Logic: Natural Deduction, Part 1

Lecture 14: First-Order Logic: Natural Deduction, Part 2

Lecture 15: First-Order Logic: Natural Deduction, Part 3

Lecture 16: Set Theory: Introduction

Lecture 17: Set Theory: Operations

Lecture 18: Probability Theory: Introduction

Lecture 19: Probability Theory: Hume's Problem and Bayes' Solution

Lecture 20: Probability Theory: Bayes' Theorem and the Law of Total Probability

Lecture 21: Probability Theory: Base Rate Neglect

Lecture 22: Probability Theory: Confirmation and Evidential Favoring

Lecture 23: Causal and Statistical Reasoning: Random Variables

Lecture 24: Causal and Statistical Reasoning: Statistical Reasoning for Bayesians

Lecture 25: Causal and Statistical Reasoning: Seeing versus Doing

Lecture 26: Causal and Statistical Reasoning: Inferring Causation, Part 1: Experimental Control

Lecture 27: Causal and Statistical Reasoning: Inferring Causation, Part 2: The Causal Markov Condition

Assignments:

Homework #1 is due on Monday, September 11.

Homework #2 is due on Monday, September 18.

Homework #3 is due on Monday, September 25.

Homework #4 is due on Monday, October 2.

Homework #5 is due on Monday, October 9.

Homework #6 is due on Monday, October 16.

Homework #7 is due on Monday, October 23.

Homework #8 is due on Monday, October 30.

Homework #9 is due on Monday, November 6.

Homework #10 is due on Monday, November 13.

The extra credit assignment on contradictions is due on Monday, December 4.

Homework #11 is due on Monday, November 27.

Homework #12 is due on Monday, December 11.

Homework #13 is due on Wednesday, December 13.

Practice Problems:

Practice Problem Set #1 and Solutions.

Practice Problem Set #2 and Solutions.

Practice Problem Set #3 and Solutions.

Practice Problem Set #4 -- a set of proof problems -- and Solutions.

Practice Problem Set #5 and Solutions.

Practice Midterm Exam and Solutions.

Practice Problem Set #6 and Solutions.

Practice Problem Set #7 and Solutions.

Practice Problem Set #8 and Solutions.

Practice Final Exam and Solutions.

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