PHUZZL Elements of Logic and Critical Thinking

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Radim Bělohrad, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Radim Bělohrad, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Fri 16. 10. 12:00–13:40 A11, Fri 13. 11. 12:00–13:40 A11
Prerequisites
No special preconditions
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to introduce students to propositional and predicate logic and the basics of critical thinking.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should:
understand key notions of propositional and predicate logic;
translate statements from ordinary language into the language of propositional and predicate logic;
use the logical sqare to transform statements and Venn diagrams and truth-table method to assess the validity of arguments;
identify the key informal arguments and logical fallacies.
Syllabus
  • 1. The concepts of argument, entailment, logic;
  • 2. The elementary semiotic concepts used in logic;
  • 3. The syntax of propositional logic, the semantics of propositional logic - the truth table method;
  • 4. Tautology and contradiciton;
  • 7. Translation of natural language sentences into predicate logic;
  • 8. Logical square;
  • 9. Categorical syllogism, Venn diagrams.
  • 10. Basic informal arguments and logical fallacies.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • Další doporučená literatura viz informace učitele
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Logika a logiky : systém klasické výrokové logiky, jeho rozšíření a alternativy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2004. 205 s. ISBN 8020011870. info
  • ŠTĚPÁN, Jan. Jazyk, logika, filozofie. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2002. 147 s. ISBN 8024405725. info
  • ŠTĚPÁN, Jan. Klasická logika. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2001. 198 s. ISBN 8024402548. info
  • VEJNAROVÁ, Jiřina. Formální logika : neformálmí výklad základů formální logiky. Edited by Petr Jirků. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, 2000. 161 s. ISBN 802450054X. info
  • ŠTĚPÁN, Jan. Formální logika. 2. přeprac. vyd. Olomouc: FIN, 1995. 109 s. ISBN 80-7182-004-0. info
  • MATERNA, Pavel. Úvod do logiky [Materna, 1968]. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1968. info
  • BERKA, Karel and Miroslav MLEZIVA. Co je logika. Praha: Nakladatelství politické literatury, 1962. 231 s. info
Teaching methods
lecture
Assessment methods
Written exam - approx. 8 questions - min. pass level 60 per cent. 1 absence allowed.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: komb. studium: e-learning + prezenční výuka dvakrát za semestr.
Teacher's information
http://www.phil.muni.cz/fil/logika/
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