|BS (BBA) – III|
|Course Title : LOGIC
Course Number : BA (BS) – 401
Credit Hours: 03
The Objective of this course is to sharpen the intellect of the students, develop their earning ability, strengthen their understanding and promote clear thinking. In order to achieve the desired goal, especially, in management of organizations the manager is expected to present his case with reasoning and logically. It is important to convince the people while negotiating in business. The knowledge of logic will help students to learn how to present their viewpoints before others.
- Definition of Logic
1.1. Logic as a Science and an Art1.2. Scope of Logic
1.3. The Laws of Logic1.4. Induction and Essential Characteristics of Induction
Categorical Propositions and Classes2.1. Quality, Quantity and Distribution2.2. The Traditional Square of Opposition2.3. Immediate Inferences, Conversion, Obversion, Contraposition, Inversion2.4. Existential Import2.5. Symbolism and Diagram for Categorical Proposition
Three Basic Uses of Language3.1. Discourse Serving Multiple Functions3.2. The Forms of Discourse3.3. Emotive Words3.4. Kinds of Agreement and Disagreement3.5. Emotively Neutral Language
The Purpose of Definition4.1. The Types of Definition4.2. Various Kinds of Meaning4.3. Techniques for Defining
Standard Form Categorical Syllogisms5.1. The Formal Nature of Syllogistic Arguments5.2. Venn Diagram Techniques for Testing Syllogisms5.3. Rules and Fallacies5.4. Reducing the Number of Terms in Categorical Syllogism
Informal Fallacies6.1. Fallacies of Relevance6.2. Fallacies of Presumptions6.3. Fallacies of Ambiguities
Gensler, H. J. (2010). Introduction to Logic. (2nd Edition). Routledge.
Hurley & Patric (1988). A Concise Introduction to Logic. Belmont: Calif Wadsworth.
- Copi, I. M. (1990). Introduction to Logic. New York: McMillan Co.
Hurley, P. J. (2007). A Concise Introduction to Logic. (10th Edition), Thomson Wardworth.