Logic (PHIL 101)
Lewis & Clark College
Fall 2022
Professor Joel A. Martinez

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE:

 

(Please Note: I am providing this tentative course schedule merely as a courtesy. It should not be construed as a commitment to keep strictly to the plan outlined below. To remain up-to-date on changes, you must attend class regularly and consult the announcements section of the Moodle course page.  “A/H” refers to The Logic Primer by Alan & Hand, the book for the course.  All other readings will be in the google drive folder and are noted on the relevant day.)

A/H  =  Logic Primer by Allen and Hand

S-A/F = Understanding Arguments by Sinnot-Armstron & Fogelin

J =  Applied Ethics and Impartial Introduction by Jackson et al.

 

 

Week 1:

8/30       Distribution of Syllabus. Introduction to course. Arguments and Validity

9/1           Sinnot-Armstrong/Fogelin Chapter 3 and Examples

 

Week 2:

9/6          Sinnot-Armstrong/Fogelin Chapter 3 continued & Arguments and Validity handout

9/8          Exam on Arguments and Validity, Formal patterns in Natural language

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Week 3:

9/13          Sinnot-Armstong/Fogelin Chapter 6, A/H 1.2.1

9/15         Jackson et al Chapter 1 section 4 & Chapter 2: Identify ONE argument in the  chapter  and explain it. DO NOT EVALUTE THE ARGUMENT!

  

Week 4:

9/20                        A/H §1.2

9/22                        §1.3

Week 5:

9/27                        §1.4

9/29                        §1.5

 

Week 6:

10/4                        §2.3 & §2.4 

10/6                       Fall Break

                                               

Week 7:

10/11                          Practice Exam Midterm Exam  

                   

10/13                          Midterm Exam

 

Week 8:

 10/18                        Identifying Argument Structure part 2: Jackson et al Chapter 10

 10/20                     §3.1 & §3.2

 

Week 9:

10/25                        §3.1 & §3.2

10/27                        §3.3

 

Week 10:

11/1                    §3.3

11/3                    §3.4/§4.1              

 

Week 11:

11/8                 §3.4/§4.1 

11/10                    §4.2 

 

Week 12:

11/15                 Review For Midterm/Practice Exam 2  

11/17                   Review For Midterm/Practice Exam 2                                                                

 

Week 13:

11/22    Midterm Exam 2 

11/24    Thanksgiving Break

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Week 14:

 11/29                 Identifying Argument Structure Part 3: Jackson et al Chapter 14  

       

 12/1                Review for the Final Exam

 

Week 15:

12/6   

                            

Final Exam.      Check Online To Find The Complete Final Exam Schedule!