PHI 201 LOGIC
Developed by: Dr. Win Corduan Instructed by Dr. Brent Kelly
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
LESSON 11 Applying Principles
Section 36: Choosing the Right Form, Barker, pp. 218-220. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. Please note that for the rest of this course we are not following the order of the textbook directly. In thi
LESSON 5 Categorical Logic, Part 4 Section 9: Translating into Standard Form, Barker, pp. 54-58. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. This section highlights both some of the strengths and weaknesses of categorical logic. The strengt
LESSON 4 Categorical Logic, Part 3 Section 7: The Syllogism, Barker, pp. 44-50. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. For the next little while the focus of our attention will be on the syllogism. To qualify as an authentic syllogism,
LESSON 14 Fallacies and Reasoning Section 27 & 28: Fallacies, Barker, pp. 154-161 & 163-169. *Read the sections, then the following additional comments. In this last lesson we will try to put some of the finishing touches on the material covered in this c
LESSON 9 Quantificational Logic, Part 1
Section 18: Symbolism of Quantification, Barker, pp. 110-115. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. In this section we learn to combine what we learned in the earlier part of the course, categor
LESSON 1 Introduction to Logic
Section 1: Arguments. Barker, pp. 1-9. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. For the most part, logic consists of the analysis of arguments, and this course will be no exception. An argument is a form of
LESSON 7 Truth-functional Logic, Part 2
Section 13: Simple Truth Tables, Barker, pp. 77-83. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. In this section we explore what happens to our basic relationships when the simple sentences fall into v
LESSON 6 Truth-functional Logic, Part 1 Section 11: Arguments with Compound Sentences, Barker, pp. 64-71. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. Dont forget everything you learned in the last section; we will come back to many of those
LESSON 10 Quantificational Logic, Part 2
Sections 20 & 21: Proving Validity & Using the Method, Barker, pp. 121-130. *Read the sections, then the following additional comments. Note that these comments and assignments refer to two sections in Barker. In o
LESSON 13 Causes and Explanations
Section 33: Mills Methods (Hypotheses About Causes), Barker, pp. 195-199. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. A very common form of inductive reasoning involves the identification of causes. Much of
LESSON 3 Categorical Logic, Part 2 Section 5: Square of Opposition, Barker, pp. 31-36. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. Barkers discussion pivots on the crucial distinction between the hypothetical and the existential viewpoints.
LESSON 12 Inductive Logic
Section 30: Induction and Probability, Barker, pp. 181-185. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. In this lesson we look at inductive logic. Of course, there will be rules and some standardization. But, appea
LESSON 2 Categorical Logic, Part 1
Section 4: Categorical Sentences, Barker, pp. 25-30. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. Long ago in the history of logic, someone discovered that all language could ultimately be reduced to four b
LESSON 8 Truth-functional Logic, Part 3
Section 15: Formal Deductions, Barker, pp. 94-98. *Read the section, then the following additional comments. Try not to let the process of formal deductions intimidate you too much. The key to it is not so much one