Logic: The Language of Truth

Tom Stoneham, University of York

Understand and evaluate arguments using philosophical theory

If you believe Mickey is a big mouse and Dumbo is a small elephant, then you must also believe that Mickey is a mouse and Dumbo is an elephant.

But, do you believe that Mickey is bigger than Dumbo?

On this course, you’ll consider the logic behind this argument and explore the concept that when something is true, other things have to be true too.

You’ll discover logical reasoning theory and explore the vital role words like and, or, not, and if play in making good or bad arguments.

You’ll also learn how philosophers use a formal language to assess arguments and look closely at how our everyday language and thinking works.

The course is primarily designed for those studying philosophy, maths, or science at A-level or university.

The course will also be of interest to anyone who’d like to learn more about these subjects and the systematic study of good and bad reasoning

Learners require a basic understanding of formal logic and a keen interest to learn.

There is no need for any specialist tools beyond a pen and paper!

Dates:
  • 20 September 2021
  • 28 June 2021
  • 21 September 2020
Course properties:
  • Free:
  • Paid:
  • Certificate:
  • MOOC:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Email-course:
  • Language: English Gb

Reviews

No reviews yet. Want to be the first?

Register to leave a review

Show?id=n3eliycplgk&bids=695438
NVIDIA
More on this topic:
24-242s04 Logic II
This course begins with an introduction to the theory of computability, then...
24-251f11 Introduction to Philosophy of Language (Fall 2011)
This course explores the nature of meaning and truth, and their bearing on the...
24-251s05 Introduction to Philosophy of Language (Spring 2005)
In this introductory course on the philosophy of language, we examine views...
59014_6fd8_2 Coding for Entrepreneurs Basic
Remember when you couldn't walk? Of course not. Who can? Learning to code is...
Logic1_purple Logic: Language and Information 1
This is an introduction to formal logic and how it is applied in computer science...
More from 'Social Sciences':
Regular_4c1be4bd-a779-469c-9a11-7539334f8267 Why Do People Migrate? Facts
Get an introduction to one of the most misunderstood issues in the modern world...
Regular_21259cb4-5326-40f0-92e0-d0055d978c45 Humanitarian Action, Response and Relief
Understand both the principles and practicalities of humanitarian response and...
Regular_5b9304d1-9dc6-4562-9630-63a8faf9e69a Getting Started with Teaching Data Science in Schools
Learn the basics of data science and how to introduce data science in the classroom...
Regular_d8e1e826-d510-4d63-9178-45a439d17cb6 Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health
Explore the connection between childhood adversity and mental health, and enhance...
Regular_5e14af0d-633e-4cd4-a02e-abf59258b984 PSHE Education: Helping Children Navigate a Complex World
Discover the fundamentals of effective PSHE education pedagogy and planning...
More from 'FutureLearn':
Regular_1232bc67-5f79-4a83-96bf-f7ee50d82a52 Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing
Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives...
Regular_da02a067-a45f-4933-aae3-d1fab7d064ed Quality Improvement in Healthcare: the Case for Change
Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services to...
Regular_4c1be4bd-a779-469c-9a11-7539334f8267 Why Do People Migrate? Facts
Get an introduction to one of the most misunderstood issues in the modern world...
Regular_508ea36e-9f38-410c-8680-3abca2df5d8f Nursing in Crisis? Exploring Current Challenges
Explore the key issues affecting nurses' job satisfaction and practice today...
Regular_42a9f50d-70df-4d73-a1e1-e9bf75c8513e Digital Skills: Social Media
Learn how to use social media for business, from creating a social media presence...

© 2013-2019