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Instructor: John T. Roberts. This course meets MWF 9:05 – 9:55 a.m. in CW 103.

This course is an introduction to logic, the field that studies the structure of valid reasoning (about any subject matter).  We will use a simple artificial language to reconstruct pieces of reasoning, and we will master a variety of formal tools for evaluating such pieces as valid or invalid.  The course has no prerequisites.  Though it is a Philosophy course, there are respects in which it will be more like a math course:  For instance, the required work will be problem-solving, rather than paper-writing.  Students in this course will not be required to purchase a textbook (we will use a text that you can get a pdf of for free).