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Symbolic Logic (PHIL 301/444) - Ethics (PHIL 181)
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    August 28: Our first class (we meet MWF at 12:35 pm in Mundelein 205). Where you sit the second class will become your assigned seat.

    For Aug 30: Get the textbook and always bring it to class. Read the syllabus and pages 1-5 & 112-122 from the book (skip unassigned exercises). Do problems 11-20 on pages 114-115 (don't turn in - we'll go over them in class). Install LogiCola on your computer or flash drive (see the "Download LogiCola" handout). Start LogiCola and read the beginning of the help file (first item on HELP menu), down to, but not including, "Set A - Syllogistic Translations." Do LogiCola exercise C (EM & ET). This is set C (propositional translations) with the EM (Easier Multiple-choice) and ET (Easier Type-answer) settings. Don't e-mail me LogiCola scores until quiz time.

    For Sep 1: Do 13-15 on page 119, 10-12 on page 120, and 3-4 on page 122. Read pages 122-133. LogiCola D (te tm th ue um uh fe fm fh).

    Sep 4: No class: Labor Day.

    For Sep 6: Do 5-6 on page 125, 10-15 on page 128, 1-6 on page 129, and 3-15 on page 133. Read pages 134-139. LogiCola C (HM & HT), D (AE & AM), E (S & E).

    For Sep 8: Do 4-10 on page 135 and 11-20 on page 139. Read pages 139-145. LogiCola E (F & I) and F (SE & SH).

    For Sep 11: Do 11-20 on page 142 and 9-16 on page 143. Read pages 146-152. LogiCola F (IE, IH, CE, & CH).

    For Sep 13: Do 1-5 on pages 152-153. Read pages 154-156 and LogiCola's help-file section on "G - Proof Proofs." LogiCola F (TE & TH) and G (EV).

    Sep 13 quiz: 2 English arguments (like LogiCola EE), 2 idiomatic arguments (like LogiCola EI), 4 symbolic arguments (like LogiCola ES), 6 S-I rules (like LogiCola F), 5 sentence translations (like LogiCola C), and 1 truth-table argument (like LogiCola DA). E-mail me your scores with the exercises done (see LogiCola Score Sheet).

    For Sep 15: Do 1-6 on pages 157-158. LogiCola G (EI & EC).

    For Sep 18 Do 11-12 on page 159. Read pages 161-167. Master Logicola G (EI & EC) if you haven't already.

    For Sep 20: Do 1-5 on pages 168-169. Read pages 170-171. LogiCola G (HV).

    For Sep 22: Do 1-7 on pages 171-172. Read pages 182-186. LogiCola G (HI HC MC). Optional reading: pages 174-181; you get a +4 bonus if on LogiCola you complete any Copi exercise and a +4 bonus if you complete any truth-tree exercise.

    For Sep 25: Do 6-15 on page 186. Read pages 186-190. LogiCola H (EM & ET).

    Sep 25 quiz: four propositional proofs (two in English & two in symbols). E-mail me your LogiCola scores with these exercises done: F (TE & TH) and G (EV, EI, EC, HV, HI, HC, & MC).

    For Sep 27: Do 16-25 on page 186 and 1-5 on pages 190-191. Read pages 191-197. LogiCola I (EV).

    For Sep 29: Do 3-4 at the top of page 194, 1-5 on pages 194-195, and 1-7 on page 197. Read pages 198-200. LogiCola H (HM & HT) and I (EI & EC).

    For Oct 2: Do 8-20 on page 198, 4-5 symbolic problems on page 200, and 1-4 English problems on pages 200-201. LogiCola I (HC & MC).

    For Oct 4: Do 5-7 on page 201. Read pages 207-209.

    For Oct 6: Do 8-10 on page 201 and 7-12 on page 209. Read pages 209-211. LogiCola H (IM & IT).

    Oct 9: No class: fall break.

    For Oct 11: Do 13-18 on page 209 and 7-10 on page 212. LogiCola I (DC).

    Oct 11 quiz: four quantificational proofs (two in English & two in symbols) and eight sentence translations. E-mail me your LogiCola scores with these exercises done: H (EM, ET, HM, HT) and I (EV, EI, EC, HC, MC).

    For Oct 13: Do 1-8 on pages 212-213. Read 214-215.

    For Oct 16: Do 9-14 on page 213 and 5-12 on page 216. Re-read 214-215. Read 216-219. LogiCola H (RM).

    For Oct 18: Do 13-20 on page 216 and 1-13 on page 220. Re-read 216-219. Read 220-224. LogiCola H (RT).

    For Oct 20: Do 14-25 on page 220 and 1-7 on page 225. LogiCola (RC & BC). Optional reading pages 227-229.

    For Oct 23: Read pages 230-233.

    Oct 23 quiz: four relations-identity proofs (two in English & two in symbols) and six sentence translations. E-mail me your LogiCola scores with these exercises done: H (IM, IT, RM, RT) and I (DC, RC, BC).

    For Oct 25: Do 6-16 on pages 233. Read pages 234-238. LogiCola J (BM, BT).

    For Oct 27: Do 17-23 on page 233 and 1-5 on page 239. Read pages 241-244. LogiCola K (V).

    For Oct 30: Do 24-30 on pages 233-234 and English arguments 1-5 on page 245 (being sure to do ambiguous arguments both ways). Read pages 254-256. Optional reading pages 249-253. LogiCola K (I & C).

    For Nov 1: Do 6-10 on page 246 and 6-13 on pages 256. Read pages 257-259. LogiCola J (QM & QT).

    For Nov 3: Do 11-14 on pages 246-247, 14-20 on pages 256-257, and 3-5 & 14-15 on pages 259-261. Optional reading pages 261-266. LogiCola KQ. (You aren't responsible for KG.)

    For Nov 6: Read pages 267-268.

    Nov 6 quiz: four modal proofs (two in English & two in symbols) and seven sentence translations. E-mail me your LogiCola scores with these exercises done: J (BM, BT, QM, QT) and K (V, I, C, Q) - you aren't responsible for KG.

    For Nov 8: Do 8-17 on page 269. Read pages 269-278. LogiCola L (IM & IT).

    For Nov 10: Do 18-20 on page 269, 5-10 on pages 274-275, and 6-14 on page 279. Read pages 279-285. LogiCola M (I) and L (DM & DT).

    For Nov 13: Do 15-20 on page 279 and 3-9 on pages 286-287. Read pages 290-297. LogiCola M (D & M).

    For Nov 15: Do 12-16 on pages 287-288 and 4-10 on page 291. Re-read pages 291-297. LogiCola N (BM & BT).

    For Nov 17: Do 1-5 English problems on pages 297-298. Read pages 298-301. LogiCola O (B).

    Nov 17 quiz: five imperative/deontic proofs (three in English & two in symbols) and seven sentence translations. E-mail me your LogiCola scores with these exercises done: L (IM, IT, DM, DT) and M (I, D, M).

    For Nov 20: Do 1-8 on page 300 and 1-4 on page 302. Read pages 303-304. LogiCola N (WM & WT) and O (W).

    Nov 22 & 24: no class: Thanksgiving break.

    For Nov 27: Do 9-16 on page 300, 5-6 on page 302, 7-17 on page 304, and 1,2,5 English arguments on page 306. Read pages 312-315. Optionally reading pages 309-311. LogiCola N (RM & RT) and O (R & M).

    For Nov 29: Do 18-25 on page 304-305 and 6-8 on page 307. Read pages 315-320.

    For Dec 1: Do 9-11 on page 307 (just translate 10 -- you needn't prove it). Read pages 320-333.

    For Dec 4: Re-read pages 320-333.

    Dec 15 (Friday) at 9-11 am: final exam. E-mail me these 10 LogiCola scores: N (BM, BT, WM, WT, RM, & RT) and O (B, W, R, & M).

    • The final exam will be 8 pages long: One page each (with 3 sentence translations, 1 symbolic proof, and 1 English proof) for propositional, quantificational, relational, modal, and deontic logic, plus two such pages for belief logic, plus 4 matching questions about the formalized ethical theory.

    • I suggest you review the book explanations, book exercises, flashcards, previous tests,and class slides.

    • I suggest you review these 20 LogiCola exercises: C (ET & HT), G (MC), H (ET, HT, IT, & RT), I (MC & BC), J (BT & QT), K (C & Q), L (IT & DT), M (M), N (BT, WT, & RT), and O (M).


Ethics (PHIL 181)

August 28: Our first class (we meet MWF 1:40 in Mundelein 205). Where you sit the second class will become your assigned seat.

For Aug 30: Read the syllabus and the introductory chapter in the book (pages 1-6, study questions on pages 6-7). Install EthiCola on your computer or flash drive (see the Download-EthiCola handout). Don't e-mail EthiCola scores until oral-exam time.

For Sep 1: Read pages 8-9 from the book and read the Ruth Benedict handout. Write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to cultural relativism. Do computer exercise 00; you needn't email EthiCola scores until quiz time.

Sep 4: No class: Labor Day.

For Sep 6: Finish Chapter 1 (pages 9-15, study questions on page 16); also read the Martin Luther King handout. Do computer exercise 01.

For Sep 8: Read 2.1 (pages 17-19, study questions on page 24) and write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to subjectivism.

For Sep 11: Read 2.2-2.3 (pages 19-23, study questions on page 24-25). I'll also pass around a signup sheet for oral exams (which will be held on Feb 6-9).

For Sep 13: Finish Chapter 2 (pages 23-24, study questions on page 25). Do computer exercise 02.

For Sep 15: Read 3.1-3.2 (pages 26-30, study questions on pages 34-35) and the Bible handout. I'll also tell you what the oral exams are like.

For Sep 18: Finish Chapter 3 (pages 30-34, study questions on page 35). Do computer exercises 03, 03v, & 03r.

Sep 18-21: Oral exams (no class Sep 20): come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 00, 01, 02, 03, 03r, & 03v.

For Sep 22: Read 4.1-4.2 (pages 36-38, study questions on page 44).

For Sep 25: Read 4.3 (pages 39-41, study questions on page 44); also read the Jefferson handout. Write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to intuitionism.

For Sep 27: Finish Chapter 4 (study questions on page 44). Do computer exercise 04.

For Sep 29: Read 5.1 (pages 46-47, study questions on page 54); also read the Ayer handout.

For Oct 2: Read 5.2 to 5.3 (pages 47-50, study questions on page 54).

For Oct 4: Finish Chapter 5 (study questions on page 54). Do computer exercise 05.

For Oct 6: Read 6.1-6.3 (pages 56-60, study questions on page 64).

Oct 9: No class: fall break.

For Oct 11: Read 6.4 (pages 60-61, study questions on page 65). The orals will cover Chapters 4-6 - and computer exercises 04, 05, 06, 06v, 06r, & 06z.

For Oct 13: Finish Chapter 6 (study questions on page 65). Do computer exercises 06, 06v, 06r, & 06z.

Oct 13-17: Oral exams (no class Oct 16): come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 04, 05, 06, 06r, 06v, & 06z.

For Oct 18: Read 7.1-7.3 on handout (I'll give you this, which has preliminary third-edition chapters; read everything, including sections marked "optional").

For Oct 20: Read 7.4-7.5 on handout.

For Oct 23: Read 7.6-7.8 on handout.

For Oct 25: Read 7.9-8.1 on handout. Do computer exercise 17.

For Oct 27: Read 8.2-8.4 on handout.

For Oct 30: Read 8.5-8.7 on handout.

For Nov 1: Read 8.8-9.2 on handout. Do computer exercise 18.

For Nov 3: Read 9.3-9.4 on handout.

For Nov 6: Read 9.5-9.7 on handout. Do computer exercises 19, 19r, & 19z.

Slides for this part of the course
My golden rule page
An article I wrote for an Iranian journal on the golden rule in Islam

Nov 6-9: Oral exams (no class Nov 8): come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 17, 18, 19, 19r, & 19z.

For Nov 10: Read 10.1-10.2 (pages 110-113, study questions on page 123).

For Nov 13: Read 10.3 (pages 113-115, study questions on page 123). Write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to utilitarianism.

For Nov 15: Read 10.4 (pages 115-117, study questions on page 124).

For Nov 17: Finish Chapter 10 (study questions on page 124). Do computer exercise 10.

For Nov 20: Read 11.1-11.2 (pages 125-128, study questions on page 138).

Nov 22 & 24: no class: Thanksgiving break.

For Nov 27: Read 11.3-11.4 (pages 128-132, study questions on page 138).

For Nov 28: Finish chapter 11 (study questions on page 138). Do computer exercise 11.

For Dec 1: Skip chapters 12 & 13. Read 14.1-14.5 (pages 162-167, study questions on pages 174-175).

For Dec 4: Finish chapter 14 (study questions on page 175). Do computer exercise 14.

Dec 5-14: Oral exams: come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me before midnight Dec 14 your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 10, 11, 14 (skip 12 & 13).