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LE06105452, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
LE0610, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-FIL/02 Logic and Philosophy of Science 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Prerequisites: No prerequisite is requested.
Target skills and knowledge: Aim the course: to provide the basics of propositional logic and of the first-order logic. Transversal knowledge: developing logical-argumentative skills.
Examination methods: Written examination. The test is divided into five parts. Parts are exercises or open questions. At least one exercise requires the carrying out of a proof in propositional logic, at least one exercise requires the carrying out of a proof in first-order logic. An exercise concerns a translation from ordinary language to the language of first-order logic. Two parts may vary by topic. The topics can be logical equivalences, syntactic proofs, semantic proofs, proofs of relevant theorems, syllogistic, theoretical questions about the basics of logic. The written test lasts an hour and a half.
Assessment criteria: First of all, the student's ability to solve proofs in propositional logic or in first-order logic will be evaluated. In detail, the test is not considered passed if at least one exercise requiring a proof in propositional logic or a first-order logic does not take place. The examination is considered passed with a grade greater than or equal to 24 if both exercises requiring proofs in propositional and first-.order logic are performed. The marks above 24 are obtained when the other exercises / questions are also adequately resolved.
Course unit contents: Propositional logic. Natural deduction and tableaux for propositional logic. Categorical propositions and elements of classical logic: syllogistic. First-order logic. Natural deduction and tableaux for first-order logic. First-order logic with identity (Natural deduction and tableaux). Basics of naive set theory. Basics of Tarskian semantics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: E.J. Lemmon, Elements of Logic.
For students non-attending lectures: Varzi Nolt Rohatyn, Logic.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • E.J. Lemmon, Elementi di logica. Roma / Bari: Laterza, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Varzi, Achille; Nolt, John, Logica. Milano: McGraw-Hill, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo