Principles of Reasoning

PHIL 1200. Section 100. Ohio University, Fall 2020.

  • Lectures, MW 5:15–6:10pm (EST).
  • Discussion Section 101, M 12:55–1:50pm (EST).
  • Discussion Section 102, M 2:00–2:55pm (EST).
  • Discussion Section 103, M 3:05–4:00pm (EST).

Course Description

Study Guide

Assignments and Final Grade

Course Policies

Schedule and Lecture Notes

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Psychology of Reasoning

Kid logic?

Week 3: Psychology of Reasoning

Week 4: Reasoning and Formal System

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach, Ch. 1: The MU-puzzle.

Week 5: Sentential Logic (I)

Week 6: Sentential Logic (II)

Week 7: Sentential Logic (III)

Week 8: Sentential Logic (IV)

Week 9: Sentential Logic (V)

Week 10: Probability and Inductive Logic (I)

Week 11: Probability and Inductive Logic (II)

Week 12: Probability and Inductive Logic (III)

Week 13: TBD

Week 14: Review and Conclusion

Final Exam