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Logic and Philosophy


Module Code: PI3009

Module Name: Logic and Philosophy

  • ECTS Weighting: 10
  • Semester/Term Taught: Michaelmas Term
  • Contact Hours: 22 hours of lecture
  • Module Personnel: Lecturer - Professor James Levine

Module Content

Topics addressed include: Aristotelian logic and its differences with contemporary logic and modal logic—the logic of necessity, possibility, and impossibility. One central theme will be how issues concerning existence and non–existence arise and how they are addressed.  Throughout, we will attempt to consider both technical and philosophical aspects of the topics covered.

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module, students will be able to:

•     distinguish technical and philosophical issues arising in logic
•     understand the syntax and semantics of various systems of logic
•     critically evaluate the extent to which logic is relevant for addressing philosophical issues