This 15 week course provides an introduction to 'philosophical logic', the study of the key concepts involved in reasoning and argument. Topics covered include validity, truth, necessity, identity, existence, naming and reference, conditionals and counter-factual conditionals. Reasoning and argument plays an essential part in all philosophical enquiry, so it is wise to gain an understanding of these concepts early in a philosophical education. Philosophical logic should be distinguished from 'formal' or 'symbolic logic, which is a method for translating natural language arguments into symbols, then assessing their validity with a set of rules.
The course schedule and Terms and Conditions are available at the International School of Philosophy website and those who wish to enrol should read them.