PHILOSOPHY 10 - LOGIC, Spring 2010
Instructor: Eric Gerlach
Monday & Wednesday 9:30-10:50 am
Office Hours: Mon 11-12 @ K’s Coffee
Class Code 22427
Room: BCC 51 Email: email@example.com
Logic: Syllabus and Schedule
This course introduces students to the history and practice of Logic in ancient and modern cultures. We will study the human origins of Logic, Indian, Greek, and Chinese Logic texts, and modern European Logic including Wittgenstein’s truth table method.
-The text for the class is the Course Reader, available at Lazer Image,
-A copy of the reader will be put on reserve in the Berkeley City College Library.
- In-class & Homework Assignments 30%
- Midterm Exam #1 30%
- Final Exam #2 30%
- Class participation 10%
Jan 25 Introduction: What is Logic?
Jan 27, Feb 1 The Human Origins of Logic & Reason: Magic, Witchcraft & Religion
Feb 3, 8, 10 Indian Logic: Kanada’s Vaisheshika Sutra & Gotama’s Nyaya Sutra
Feb 17, 22 Indian Logic: Jainism, Buddhism & Skepticism
Feb 24-Mar 3 Greek Logic: Aristotle’s Categories, On Interpretation, Prior & Posterior An.
Mar 8, 10 Greek Logic: Skepticism
Mar 15, 17 Chinese Logic & Paradox: Sourcebook of Chinese Philosophy
Mar 22 Review for Midterm
Mar 24 Midterm Exam
Mar 29, 31 Islamic & Medieval European Logic: Avicenna & Aquinas
Apr 5, 7 Medieval to Modern European Logic: Russell & Mill
Apr 12-19 Truth Tables & Early Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
Apr 21, 26 Contradiction, Dialectic and Hegel’s Logic
Apr 28-May 5 Late Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations
May 10, 12 Logic, Nonsense and Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books
May 17, 19 Logic, Art and Humor
May 24 Review for Final Exam
May 26 Final Exam