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Logic is the study of different forms of reasoning. It can also be a useful tool for modelling diverse phenomena. This course starts with the basics, as we explain what is meant by logic and illustrate how we can use symbolic language to convey meaning more efficiently than natural language.
The Using Logic as a Tool for Modelling course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will introduce two core approaches to studying logic. The first is through semantics (meaning), and the second is through syntax.
This way, we will demonstrate the power of logic as a tool, reinforced with concrete examples.
Throughout the course, we will encourage students to think about how they can apply logic to other disciplines they are interested in and discuss their ideas with lecturers and peers based on the information in the tutorials.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand what is meant by the study of logic, and summarise how the different systems of reasoning work.
- Explain the relationship between proof theory and logic.
- List and compare several forms of logic, and illustrate how they differ from classical logic.
- Show how logic can be used to model diverse phenomena.
- Distinguish the dual role of logic as both an idealised form of reasoning and a modelling tool.
- Develop a keen understanding of abstract modelling and argumentation.
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The course has three main sections.
- An Introduction to Logic
- Social Applications
- Formal Linguistics
This course is intended for Advanced Bachelors’ students, Masters’ students, and PhD students from fields such as mathematics, computer science, economics, philosophy, finance, accounting, linguistics. However, students from any discipline interested in mathematical reasoning and adopting a cross-disciplinary approach to learning are more than welcome to sign up for the course.
- 5 days
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DisciplinesMathematics Applied Mathematics View 9 other Short Courses in Mathematics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
- Transcript of records (a print screen of your most recent grades is sufficient and needs to include your name and the name of your University)
International700 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 700 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
EU/EEA700 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 700 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
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