Logic II-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS00 10008 LE34 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Mainly 1st & 2nd year students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Wed.4
Instructor name SAHKER, ETHAN KYLE (Graduate School of Medicine Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course After progressing through Logic I, students will develop more applied skills in Logic II. Basic logic concepts and deductive reasoning will be advanced toward incorporating methods of inductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning takes observations and infers a general “truth” from those observations. As an extension of the methods and principles used to identify and use reasoning, students will learn causal and probabilistic theories and methods for the evaluation of reasoning.
Concepts and skills learned in Logic II will cover methodologies used within the humanities and the sciences.
Students will actively practice:
(1) formation of comparisons for comprehension and persuasion
(2) logic applied to statistical applications
(3) logic and reasoning in academic writing and evaluation
Course Goals (1) To acquire the ability to assess an argument to determine the validity of the inductive reasoning methods.
(2) To learn to evaluate scientific writing based on the presented reasoning and statistical conclusions presented.
(3) To develop an enhanced ability to write clear and systematic arguments using systematic reasoning.
Schedule and Contents (1) Course overview and introduction to logic
(2-3) Analogy, legal and moral reasoning
(4-5) Methods for identifying causality
(6-7) Probability
(8-9) Statistical reasoning
(10-11) Hypothetical and scientific reasoning
(12-13) Evaluating science
(14) Review
(15) Final exam
(16) Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy 20% - Quizes
40% - Final Exam
20% - Short Personal Reflection Paper
20% - Attendance and Active Participation
Course Requirements Logic I
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to complete assignments before class and come prepared to discuss the topics. One short personal reflection paper will also be required.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not required. Optional referrence books are provided below
References, etc. Logic: A complete introduction., Lee SF. (2017)., , ISBN:ASIN B01J24WGYW
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