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Unformatted text preview: PHIL 101-01 â‰¡ TTH 8:00-9:55 âŠƒ SULLIVAN 2 DR. LUDLOW BROWN âˆ¨ OFF.: 223 PRESTON OFF. HRS.: MW - 9:30 -10:50, TH - 10:00-11:30 TEL: EXT 2356 âˆ¼ [email protected] TEXT: Introduction to Logic , 13 th ed. Copi and Cohen COURSE DESCRIPTION Logic studies the methods and principles by which we may distinguish good from bad reasoning. This course is designed to help students become more adept at constructing rationally compelling arguments, more skillful in analyzing and detecting bad reasoning in the arguments of others, and quicker and more accurate thinkers. In addition to the formal study of logic we will be attempting a variety of problems that should help any student score better on standardized tests such as the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and Miller Analogies. The course format will include mini-lectures, lots of small-group work, and in-class exercises. The text Introduction to Logic , by Irving Copi and Carl Cohen. It is famous for its intriguing and interesting examples and exercises. Make sure you purchase the thirteenth edition!! This course cannot be completed unless you use Blackboard regularly and check your Mercyhurst e-mail account daily. COURSE OBJECTIVES In this course you should improve your ability to: 1. distinguish arguments from explanations and mere assertions....
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- Spring '11
- Logic, Carl Cohen