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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL245H1
Professor
Erin Black
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 1 Introduction & Syllabus Modern Symbolic Logic PHL245H1F Instructor: Niko Scharer September 11, 2012 Tues & Thursday ES1050 Office Hours : Thur. 10-12 JHB 505 Textbook: Online Evaluation: 15% weekly assignments (online) – normally due Tuesday before class 40% 2 Midterms – at exam centre 45% Final Exam Logic 2010 What is Modern Symbolic Logic? Logic is the fundamental laws of thought. Deductive Logic (Sherlocke Holmes) - Truth preserving Symbolic Logic  symbols represent words  symbols allow you to look at the core of the aruument so that you are not distracted by the philosophical content. o Allows for pattern recognition Modern Logic - Aristotle – syllogistic logic - Chrsippus – propositional logic that anticipates modern logic - Leibniz – Possible father of symbolic logic - Frege – Father of contemporary logic o Laid foundati
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