Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Lloyd Humberstone


Previously coded PHL2170


The unit is intended to provide a survey of modern symbolic logic, concentrating on the propositional and predicate logic. Besides building on 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.


  1. To provide students with a comprehensive grasp of contemporary symbolic logic.
  2. To give students a firm basis from which to proceed to advanced logical theory.


Assignments: 90% + Tutorial participation: 10%

Students can replace assignments with 3 hour exam: 90%.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week.

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