Homework Assignments
PHILOSOPHY
340:
Symbolic Logic

Fall 2007 


Homework #1 ~ Due on Friday, August 31

1. True or false? Be prepared to explain why.

a. Any valid argument with a false conclusion is unsound.
b. Any valid argument can have a false conclusion while it has true premises.
c. Some valid arguments have false conclusions.
d. A true conclusion makes an argument valid.
e. Validity is a function of argument form.

2. What, exactly, is sentential logic?

3. What are the advantages of doing logic symbolically?


Homework #2 ~ Due on Wednesday, September 5  

Unit 2, Exercises (starts on page 31) 

Do problems 1 b, d, f h, j, l, n, p, r, t, AND 2 b, d, f, h, j, l, n 


Homework #3 ~ Due on Friday, September 7   

Unit 3, Exercises (starts on page 49)

Do problems 1 b, d, f h, j, l, n, p, r, t, 
AND 2 b, d, f, h, j
AND 3 f, j


Homework #4 ~ Due on Friday, September 14

Unit 4, Exercises (starts on page 70)
Do problems 3 b, d, f, h, j, AND 4 b, d, f, h, j, AND 6 b, d, h, j. 


Homework #5 ~ Due on Wednesday, September 19 

Unit 5, Exercises (starts on page 92)
Do problems 1 b, d, f, AND 2 b.


Homework #6 ~ Due on Friday, September 21

Unit 6, Exercises (starts on page 108)
Do problems 2 f, h, j, AND 4d, AND 7b.


I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO DO ALL THE PROBLEMS #4 and #5 ON PAGES 141-43 (answered in the back of the book). NO CREDIT, but it will really help you.


Homework #7 ~ Due on Wednesday, Oct. 3

Unit 7, Exercise on page 145
Do problems 8 a, b, c, d, e.


Homework #8 ~ Due on Friday, Oct. 5

Unit 7, Exercise on page 145
Do problems 9 a, b, c, d, g


Homework #9 ~ Due on Wednesday, Oct. 10

Unit 8, Exercise on page 172
Do problems 5 a, b, c, d, j, m, n, o, p  AND 6 a, b


Homework #10 ~ Due on Wednesday, Oct. 17

Unit 8, Exercise on page 173
Do problems  6 c, d, o AND 7 f.


Homework #11 ~ Due on Friday, Oct. 19

Unit 9, Exercise on page 196
Do problems 4 b, d, e, g, h, i, j


Homework #12 ~ Due on Friday, Oct. 26

Unit 9, Exercise on pages 196-98
Do problems 5 c, d, e, f, g, h   AND do problems 7 g and j

With problem 7 g and j, you need to use both CP and IP


Homework #13 ~ Due on Wednesday, Nov. 14

Unit 11, Exercise on pages 223
Do problems 3 b, d, f, h, j, l, n, p, r, t, v, x, z AND 4 b, d, f, h.


Homework #14 ~ Due on Monday, Nov. 19

Unit 12, Exercise on pages 244
Do problems 1 b, d, f, h, j, l, n, AND 2 b, d, f, h, j, l, n, p, r, t 
With problem 2, ignore the "Venn diagram" instruction and just follow the same instructions that you have for problem 1.


Homework #15 ~ Due on Monday, Nov. 26

Unit 13, Exercise on pages 260
Do problems 5 b, d, f, h, j  AND  6 b, d, f  AND 7 b, d, f, h.


Homework #16 ~ Due on Friday, Nov. 30

Unit 15, Exercise on pages 296
Do problems 2 a, c, f 


 

Homework #17 ~ Due on Monday, Dec. 3

Unit 15, Exercise on pages 296
Do problems 2 g. i, l   


Homework #18 ~ Due on Friday, Dec. 7

Unit 15, Exercise on pages 296-97
Do problems 2 m, p AND 4 b, c, d, g


Homework #19 ~ Due on Monday, Dec. 10

Unit 15, Exercise on pages 298
Do problems 5 b, e, f


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