Finish the problem set. –

Finish the problem set. –

Humanities –

This course serves as an introduction to the tools and concepts deployed in


deductive logic

. The course is not intended as a way to help sharpen critical reasoning

skills regarding arguments found in everyday discourse or natural language; rather, we

focus on logic as an independent area of inquiry. In particular, this course focuses on

sentential logic—

the branch of symbolic deductive logic that treats sentences as the

most basic units of logical analysis. Throughout the quarter, we will focus on exploring

three important tools that are used for the analysis of logical concepts: truth-tables,

truth-trees, and derivations.