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Symbolic Logic (6 points)


Leader: Lloyd Humberstone

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit is intended to provide an elementary survey of modern symbolic logic, concentrating on the propositional and predicate logic. Besides developing a basic competence in these systems, the subject provides an introduction to the meta-theory of formal systems and involves some discussion of philosophical problems associated with the application of such systems to informal discourse. www.arts.monash.edu.au/phil/undergraduate/lateryear.html

Assessment: 3 assignments (1500 word equivalent): 30% each + Tutorial participation: 10% + Students may also choose to sit a 3-hour examination to replace the combined total of their (combined) assignment scores if this will improve their mark

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: First-year sequence in Philosophy or at least 12 points of Science units

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