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Logic I (PHIL 279) or Elementary Formal Logic (PHIL 377) is a prerequisite for this course.
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Topic

Readings

1  Introduction  Quine, “Paradoxes” Bolander, “Self reference” 
2  Vagueness : Sorites Paradox 
Hyde, “Sorites paradox” Dummett, “Wang's Paradox” Fine, “Vagueness, truth, and logic” Fara, “Shifting Sands” 
3  Truth : Liar Paradox 
Tarski, “The semantic conception of truth” Glanzberg and Beall, “The liar paradox” Yablo, “ Paradox without selfreference” 
4  Kripke, “Outline of a Theory of Truth”  
5  Sets and Properties : Russell’s Paradox Grelling’s Paradox Berry’s Paradox BuraliForti Paradox 
Cantini, “Paradoxes and contemporary logic” Russell, “On some difficulties in the theory of transfinite numbers and order types” Ramsey, “The Foundations of Mathematics” 
6  Assessments of Semantic Paradoxes  Parsons, “Liar paradox” Burge, “Semantical paradox” Glanzberg, “The liar in context” Russell, "What is semantic dialetheism?" 
7  Induction : Grue The Raven 
Hempel, “Studies in the Logic of Confirmation” Goodman, “New Riddle of Induction” 
8  Deontic Logic  (guest lecture: Gillman Payette) 
Conditional Reasoning : Henry V Paradox 
Dreier, “Practical Conditionals”  
9  McGee’s Paradoxes The Surprise Exam 
McGee, “A Counterexample to Modus Ponens” Sorensen, “Epistemic paradoxes” Scriven, “Paradoxical Announcements” 
10  The Dogmatism Paradox  Sorensen, “Dogmatism, Junk Knowledge, and Conditionals” 
Intro to Probability Theory  (guest lecture: Bengt Autzen) Gillies, "The Logical Theory", Chapter 3 of Gillies' Philosophical Theories of Probability, London: Routledge, 2000. Mikkelson, "Dissolving the wine/water paradox" 

11  Selflocating Belief : Sleeping Beauty The Shooting Room 
Elga, “Selflocating Belief and the Sleepin Beauty Problem” Leslie, “Testing the Doomsday Argument” 
12  Decision Theory : Newcomb’s Problem Two Envelope Paradox 
Nozick, “Newcomb's Problem and two principles of choice” BarHillel and Margalit, “Newcomb's Paradox Revisited” Broome, “The TwoEnvelope Paradox” 
13  Student presentations 
