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Required Texts: Aristotle, Prior Analytics (Hackett)
Kant, Logic (Dover)
Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Routledge)
Frege, The Frege Reader (Blackwell)
A standard logic text TBA.

Requirements:
Two mid-term take-home exams and a final essay.

Course Outline and Readings

Introduction

Aristotle’s Syllogistic Logic
Week one Aristotle Categories and De Interpretatione.
Week two Aristotle’s Prior Analytics.
Week three Prior Analytics

Quantificational Logic I: The Beginnings in Kant
Week four Kant’s Logic
Week five Logic

Quantificational Logic II: Truth and Meaning in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
Week six Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
Week seven Tractatus

Quantificational Logic III: The System
Week eight Propositional calculus
Week nine Monadic predicate calculus
Week ten Predicate calculus continued
Week eleven Identity

Frege’s Logic
Week twelve Frege’s Begriffsschrift Part I
Week thirteen Frege’s “Function and Concept”
Week fourteen Presentations