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PHI 201 LOGIC Developed by: Dr. Win Corduan Instructed by Dr. Brent Kelly
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COURSE DESCRIPTION A study of classical and contemporary formulations of the principles of human thought. Proper deductive and inductive logic is contrasted with fallacies. Categorical logic, truth functional logic and quantificational logic are examined. OBJECTIVES 1. Become competent in expressing language in the formalized expressions of categorical, truth- functional, and quantificational logic. 2. Become competent in evaluating simple arguments in categorical, truth-functional, and quantificational logic. 3. Recognize and be able to evaluate various forms of inductive logic including generalization, analogy, and Mill's methods. 4. Clarify his or her thinking by recognizing and avoiding fallacies. TEXTBOOK Stephen F. Barker, The Elements of Logic, 6th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003). 1 PHI 201 LOGIC 3 Semester Credits Dr. Brent Kelly Taylor University Center for Lifelong Learning 1025 West Rudisill Boulevard Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807-2197 1-800-845-3149; 1-260-744-8750 Taylor University March 2005
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___________________INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING__________________ The integration of faith and learning for this learning agreement occurs in several ways. First, logic is the basis for all other studies. There can not be rational discussion or discourse of any other area of study without logic. Sentences must be put together with a logical order. Our thoughts must be formulated and expressed with a logical order. How we interpret a text, be it Shakespeare or the Bible, a science book or a book on music, requires that we use logic. With these thoughts in mind then, second, we can learn and understand more about God, His Word, Jesus Christ, the Church and our personal journey of faith by having a sound logical foundation. Logic actually helps us build our faith; it strengthens our faith-commitment. Third, as we learn a solid logical methodology we will also learn ways to better present our faith to others. COURSE REQUIREMENTS This is an interactive course! You cannot pass this course by reading the book and answering questions. The only key to success is for you to work carefully through all assignments. Conversely, by the time you have completed the written work and mastered the techniques, you
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