IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Course ID
HS 1070

This course introduces to the students the nature and function of the normative science logic and the basic principles of epistemology. It will familiarize them with the syllogistic structure of arguments and help them acquire the skills of developing arguments and identifying logical fallacies.

The structure of various forms of arguments – different kinds of fallacies in arguments – distinguishing valid forms of arguments from invalid forms – syllogistic structure of deductive arguments – modern mathematical and symbolic logic – various quantification rules and logical relations – basic principles of epistemology like knowledge, its nature, kinds, validity etc. – nature of truth and theories of truth.

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