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degree courses
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES
Course unit
LOGIC
SUP5070960, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES
LE0614, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LOGIC
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PIERDANIELE GIARETTA M-FIL/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE06105452 LOGIC PIERDANIELE GIARETTA LE0610

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-FIL/02 Logic and Philosophy of Science 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of elementary logic is useful but not indispensable.
Target skills and knowledge: The course introduces the basic logical semantics. The original Tarskian motivations for it are presented. Then it is shown how the basic logical semantics can be enriched in order to obtain a semantics for modal and temporal languages.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: Clarity, precision and ability to establish connections are taken into special account.
Course unit contents: Semantics of a first order language. The logical-philosophical question of truth: status questionis, outline of Tarski's approach.
The semantics of time and modality: general notions, presuppositions, and philosophical issues. The generalisation of Tarski’s semantics to tense-modal languages; contexts and indices; Kripke frames, branching-time frames, the treatment of historical modalities, future contingents.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lessons will be interactive. Slides will be used for most lessons.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Some complexities of the indicated texts will be neglected. Slides used for lessons will be made available.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • P. Casalegno, Filosofia del linguaggio. Un'introduzione,. Roma: Carocci, 2000. Only chapter 4. AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Tarski, The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics. --: Philosophy and Phenomonological research, 1944. IV, pp.341-375. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Prior, Identifiable individuals. --: Review of Metaphysics, 1960. 13(4), pp. 684-96 Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. Gallina, G. Spolaore, Future contingents. --: manuscript, 2016. It will be made available through the Moodle platform at the beginning of the lessons.
  • J. MacFarlane, Future contingents and relative truth. --: The Philosophical Quarterly, 2003. 53(212), pp. 321—336 Cerca nel catalogo