PHV142 Philosophical Logic: An Introduction

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. BcA. Jiří Raclavský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. BcA. Jiří Raclavský, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
each even Thursday 12:00–13:40 A11
passing an introductory untergradiate logic course
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Course objectives
The aim of course is to capture the main topics of contemporary philodophical logic.
Learning outcomes
Understanding and capability to explain main topics of philosphical logic: dtehory of denotation/reference (esp. Frege, Russell), syntactic/seamtnic logical consequence (esp. Tarski); theories of truth (Tarski, Kripke); logical paradoxes; modal logic; epistemic logika; other non-classical logics; philosophy of mathematics.
  • Frege's Begriffschrift and other writings Russell's Principles of Mathematics and Principia Mathematica Tarski's theory of truth, entailment and model theory other theories of truth logical paradoxes ibntroduction to modal logic introduction to epistemic logic selected non-classical logics Gödel's discovery and its reception issues in the foundations of set theory selected other problems discussed in the 20th century (Benaceraff etc.) nominalism vs. realism and other big controversies
    required literature
  • HAACK, Susan. Philosophy of logics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978. xvi, 276 s. ISBN 0-521-21988-4. info
  • HEIJENOOT, Jean van. From Frege to Gödel : a source book in mathematical logic, 1879-1931. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1967. viii, 664. ISBN 0674324498. info
    recommended literature
  • The Oxford handbook of philosophy of mathematics and logic. Edited by Stewart Shapiro. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xv, 833. ISBN 9780195325928. info
  • Philosophy of logic : an anthology. Edited by Dale Jacquette. 1st ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2002. xi, 372. ISBN 0631218688. info
  • SAINSBURY, R. M. Logical forms : an introduction to philosophical logic. 2nd ed. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2001. vii, 424. ISBN 0631216790. info
  • The Blackwell guide to philosophical logic. Edited by Lou Goble. First published. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2001. x, 510. ISBN 0631206930. info
  • Handbook of logic and language. Edited by J. F. A. K. van Benthem - Alice ter Meulen. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1997. xxiii, 124. ISBN 044481714X. info
  • Handbook of logic and language. Edited by Johan van Benthem - Alice ter Meulen. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1997. xxiii, 124. ISBN 0-444-81714-X. info
  • READ, Stephen. Thinking about logic : an introduction to the philosophy of logic. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. viii, 262. ISBN 019289238X. info
Teaching methods
lectures; readings of key writings; written homeworks (answers to questions on studied texts); e-learning
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in three years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
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