Links to Phil 1250 lecture slides

Week 1

Jan 6: Introduction

Jan 8: 1.1 – Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions

Jan 10: 1.2 – Recognizing Arguments and Analyzing Conditionals

Week 2

Jan 13: 1.3 – Deduction and Induction

Jan 15: 1.4 – Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency

Jan 17: 1.5 –  Proving Invalidity

Week 3

Jan 22: 3.1-2 – Fallacies in General and Fallacies of Relevance

Jan 24: 3.3 – Fallacies of Weak Induction

Week 4

Jan 27: 3.4 – Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammar

Jan 29: 3.1-4 – Review of Fallacies

Week 5

Feb 5-7: 6.1 – Symbols and Translation

Week 6

Feb 10-12: 6.2 – Truth Functions

Feb 14-19: 6.3 – Truth Tables for Propositions

Week 7

Feb 21: 6.4 – Truth Tables for Arguments

Week 8

Feb 24: More on Truth Tables

Week 9

Mar 3: 7.1 – Rules of Implication I

Mar 5: 7.2 – Rules of Implication II

Mar 7: 7.3 – Rules of Replacement I

Week 10

Mar 17: 7.4 – Rules of Replacement II

Mar 19: 7.5 – Conditional Proof

Mar 21: 7.6 – Indirect Proof

Week 12

Mar 31: The Logic of Scientific Inquiry I

Apr 2: The Logic of Scientific Inquiry II

Apr 4: The Logic of Scientific Inquiry III

Week 13

Apr 7: Pseudoscience

Apr 9: 11.1 – Theories of Probability

Apr 11-16: 11.2 – The Probability Calculus

Week 15

Apr 21: Introduction to Decision Theory

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