PHL111 Valid Reasoning, Past Assignments
Reading: Read chapter 1 of CIL.
Practice: Hand in at the beginning of class your answers
to problems 1-5 at the end of chapter 1. Each of these problems
asks you to come up with 5 examples; to make the homework
shorter, for each problem just come up with 2 examples.
Handwritten is acceptable (for many of our later homeworks there
are special symbols or tables and it is too much work to try to
Reading: Read chapter 2 of the book.
Practice: Complete problems 5 and 6 at the end of chapter 2.
Reading: Read chapter 3 of the book.
an alternative view of arguments (especially in the minute starting
around 1:40 and following); one closer to the colloquial use of the
word "argument"--but different than our technical use of the word.
Read: chapter 4 of CIL.
Homework: do problems 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 3 of chapter 3.
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Alternative homework: Some people found the last homework
confusing and did not manage to complete it correctly. If you want
to try a redo, or a first/late do, you can instead do the following:
chapter 3 problems problems 1c, 1d, 2c, 2d, and 3.
Please note: I've been informed that the book does not
load correctly on a phone! Sorry. Be sure you read it on a computer
screen in order to see the truth tables correctly!