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PY4634   Philosophy of Logic

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module covers philosophical issues that arise in connection with the foundation of logic. These include questions like:What is the correct logic, and how would we know?; questions about how to understand what truth is, and paradoxes that arise from trying to provide a consistent account of truth; questions about how to handle vagueness in a logical system; and questions about the nature of possibility and necessity.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PY2010 or pass PY2010

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PY4804

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr A Cotnoir
Module teaching staff: Dr A Cotnoir