24.241 Logic I

Fall 2005

Natural deduction proof.
Natural deduction proof that "The present king of France is bald" entails "The present king of France exists." (Figure by MIT OCW. Taken from chapter 21 of the course text.)

Course Highlights

This course features a manuscript written by the faculty member, entitled Logic: The Art of Persuasion and Science of Truth in the readings section. Homework assignments are also available.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the aims and techniques of formal logic. Logic is the science of correct argument, and our study of logic will aim to understand what makes a correct argument good, that is, what is it about the structure of a correct argument that guarantees that, if the premises are all true, the conclusion will be true as well? Our subject (though, to be sure, we can only scratch the surface) will be truth and proof, and the connection between them.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Vann McGee

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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