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Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 11:00 – Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 21:00 GMT
This 10 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.
What you get
Full access to the International School of Philosophy online material (via Moodle)
A weekly online lecture, introducing you to the topic to be discussed that week.
Reading for the week's topic, set a week in advance.
Online forums (on Moodle) to discuss the week's reading moderated by the lecturer for that week's topic.
The option to purchase individual one-to-one online tutorials and essay feedback, given by the course lecturers as 'add-ons'.
The course Terms and Conditions are available at the International School of Philosophy website and those who wish to enrol should read them.