PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND LOGIC A

Filosofia PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND LOGIC A

0312500007
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF6
PHILOSOPHY
2020/2021

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
1. DEVELOPING ANALYTICAL SKILLS THROUGH THE MAIN TOOLS OF 1.1) (PROPOSITIONAL AND PREDICATE) LOGIC AND 1.2) SCIENTIFIC REASONING AND EXPLANATION.
2. ENHANCING CRITICAL SKILLS ON THE BASIS OF ARGUMENTATION THEORY AND ITS MAIN ASSUMPTIONS
Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC, PREDICATE LOGIC AND ARGUMENTATION THEORY

PART 1. WHAT IS LOGIC? [4 HOURS];
PART 2. PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC [8 HOURS];
PART 3. PREDICATE LOGIC [6 HOURS];
PART 4. NATURAL DEDUCTION [4 HOURS];
PART 5. ARGUMENTATION THEORY [8 HOURS]
Teaching Methods
LECTURES AND CLASSROOM EXERCISES
Verification of learning
THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL BE AN ORAL INTERVIEW. IT WILL TEST 1) THE UNDERSTANDING OF TOPICS, TOOLS, 2) BIBLIOGRAPHY DISCUSSED DURING THE COURSE AND THE ABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY CARRY OUT THE EXERCISES.

FINAL EXAM: 1) THREE QUESTIONS ON PROPOSITIONAL AND PREDICATE LOGIC AND ON NATURAL DEDUCTION [9 POINTS]; 2) TWO QUESTIONS CONCERNING ARGUMENTATION THEORY [6 POINTS]; 3) THREE EXERCISES ON TRUTH TABLES AND PREDICATE LOGIC [9 POINTS]; 4. FORMALIZATION OF TWO PROPOSITIONS [6 POINTS].
Texts
ATTENDING STUDENTS:
FRANCESCO BERTO, LOGICA DA ZERO A GÖDEL, LATERZA: INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTERS 1-3.
GIOVANNI BONIOLO E PAOLO VIDALI, STRUMENTI PER RAGIONARE. LE REGOLE LOGICHE, LA PRATICA ARGOMENTATIVA, L'INFERENZA PROBABILISTICA, PEARSON 2017 (SELECTED CHAPTERS).

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:
FRANCESCO BERTO, LOGICA DA ZERO A GÖDEL, LATERZA: INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTERS 1-3.
GIOVANNI BONIOLO E PAOLO VIDALI, STRUMENTI PER RAGIONARE. LE REGOLE LOGICHE, LA PRATICA ARGOMENTATIVA, L'INFERENZA PROBABILISTICA, PEARSON 2017.

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE PROFESSOR

FURTHER READINGS:
FRANCA D'AGOSTINI, VERITÀ AVVELENATA, BOLLATI BORINGHIERI, TORINO 2010.
FRANCA D'AGOSTINI, I MONDI COMUNQUE POSSIBILI: LOGICA PER LA FILOSOFIA E IL RAGIONAMENTO COMUNE, BOLLATI BORINGHIERI, TORINO 2012.
FRANCESCO CALEMI, MICHELE PAOLINI PAOLETTI, CATTIVE ARGOMENTAZIONI: COME RICONOSCERLE, CAROCCI, ROMA 2014.
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