Logic is the study of valid argumentation. A valid argument is one whose conclusion is implied by its premises. By learning to paraphrase English arguments in a formal symbolic language we clarify this relationship between premises and conclusion and refine our ability to distinguish good reasoning from bad reasoning. Students in this course learn how to analyze argumentative structure construct counter-examples and formally deduce one statement from another. It is expected that students work in groups on weekly problem sets. These problem sets are designed to challenge students' communication and critical thinking skills.
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