Logic: The Language of Truth
University of York
  • Start Date: 21 Sep, 2020
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how to use logic to evaluate arguments and discover more about philosophical concepts like truth-tables and logical form.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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!


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of York

The University of York combines the pursuit of academic excellence with a culture of inclusion, which encourages everyone – from a variety of backgrounds – to achieve their best. We are a high-performing, research-intensive Russell Group university, committed to providing an environment where great minds can thrive.

We support our students’ ambitions by offering opportunities to develop and grow, and to learn from the diverse skills and perspectives in our community. Through this approach, we create independent critical thinkers of the future who prosper in a global workplace.

York’s diverse community makes it an inspiring and exciting place to work. Our academics are world-leading in their field, undertaking research that has a global impact and is supported by an informal culture which fosters interdisciplinary collaboration. At York, students are taught by these researchers and benefit from their extensive knowledge and real-world experience.

Situated in the historic and cosmopolitan city of York, the University’s green and open campus is an excellent environment in which to live and to learn.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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