Philosophical logic (5cr)
- Academic year
- Department of Philosophy
- Universitat de Barcelona
- Master courses
- Module 7. Issues in Contemporary Theoretical and Practical Philosophy
- 2021-02-11 - 2021-04-29
- Thursdays, 16:00 - 19:00
- Facultat de Filosofia, room TBA
In this course we will cover recent debates in philosophical logic, such as the application of technical tools like modal logic to the paradoxes of truth and the application of non-classical logics to the paradoxes of vagueness.
Students will read basic texts on the different topics covered. Class will be organized as lectures with time for discussion and practice with some exercises. Other exercises will be given to students as homework assignments.
Students will be given homework assignments practically every week. Some of them will be just for practice and others will count towards the final grade. Participation in class will also contribute to the final grade, according to the following distribution:
Homework assignments - 6 assignments worth 15% each
Extra exercises: 10%
Part of the course will be based on notes and handouts made available by the instructors.
Other readings will be assigned in class.
- Students should be able to critically understand central texts in logic and philosophy in a way that puts them in a position to develop and apply original ideas.
- Students should be able to communicate their knowledge and their arguments to specialized audiences in a clear and articulate way.
- Students should be able to work both independently and in a team in an international environment.
- Students should be able to identify fallacies and methodological errors in reasoning.
- Students should be able to critically engage with the concepts and methods of contemporary modal logics.
- Students should be able to identify and critically engage with the current state of a particular philosophical debate, and form a reasoned view, even if provisional, about it.
- Students should be able to critically use specialized terminology in the field of logic and the philosophy of the cognitive sciences.
- Students should be able to solve basic problems in the field of modal logic.
- Students should be able to use different logical systems to represent knowledge.