The University of St. Thomas

Course Number:220
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Degnan, Michael J
Time:1330 - 1510
Location:John Roach Center St Paul
Room:JRC 201
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 09/03 12/19 -  T  -   R  - 2 16 18
Course Description:
This course provides students with skills for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the sorts of reasoning encountered in natural language. Emphasis will be placed on attaining facility with different formal systems for representing and evaluating arguments - including propositional logic, Aristotelian syllogistic, first-order predicate calculus, and some of their simple extensions - as well as on acquiring the ability to apply these systems in the analysis and evaluation of arguments in ordinary and philosophical discourse. Prerequisite: PHIL 115