AP/PHIL4460 3.0 A: Philosophical Logic
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Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite
An intensive study of symbolic logic (including extensions of basic first order logic such as modal logic and dynamic logic) and its application to philosophical topics. Prerequisite: AP/PHIL 3102 3.00.
Professor Judy Pelham
Office Location: S440 Ross Building
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 Ext. 44721
We will study Russell's paradox of set theory and some solutions to it, including Tarski's. We will extend sentential logic to include modal logic and in particular learn Kripke semantics. We will also discuss Stalnaker and Lewis conditionals. We will conclude looking at the beginnings of intuitionistic logic.
Course Kit including Text of Philosophical Logic by J Pelham, and selected articles
Assignments: 40% There will be five assignments I will take the best 4 grades of the 5 and each will be 10% of your final grade.
Final take-home exam: 40% There will be a take-home exam handed out on the last day of class. It will be due during the final exam period.
Commentaries & Homework: 20%
We have a three-hour seminar that is divided into two parts, the first, working on some logic and assigned problems, and the second, philosophical discussion of related articles.
- To understand how predicate logic is used as a basis for set theory.
- To understand the logical and philosophical significance of Russell's paradox.
- To be able to translate into and from modal logic, and to understand it in terms of possible worlds.
- To understand how intuitionist logic is different from classical logic and three-valued logic.
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No examinations or tests collectively worth more than 20% of the final grade in a course will be given during the final 14 calendar days of classes in a term. The exceptions to the rule are classes which regularly meet Friday evenings or on Saturday and/or Sunday at any time, and courses offered in the compressed summer terms.
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