Logic

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-FIL/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the basics notions and methods of contemporary logic, with an approach oriented towards the acquisition of knowledge as well as the development of practical skills. Such notions and methods will be valuable in any activity requiring advanced reasoning and problem-solving abilities.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:

- knowledge of the basic notions and methods of modern formal logic;
- master the fundamental tools of deductive logic
- basic knowledge of the fundamental results in propositional and quantificational logic: completeness, decidability of Boolean logic, undecidability of quantificational logic, computational complexity of Boolean logic.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding

At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- define suitable formal languages to solve a given class of problems;
- translate sentences from ordinary language into a suitable Boolean or first-order language;
- carry out deductions and find counterexamples to incorrect inferences.
- can apply the logical tools acquired to solve theoretical and practical problems.
Course syllabus and organization

(A-K)

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

(L-Z)

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Until the end of the COVID-19 emergency, students can request clarifications via Skype in all working days (please write to marcello.dagostino@unimi.it to make an appointment).
Department of Philosophy 2nd floor (Cortile della Ghiacciaia)
Reception:
By appointment
Department of Philosophy, 2nd Floor