Principles of Critical Reasoning

PHILOS XL 9

This course examines the nature of arguments: how to analyze them and assess the soundness of the reasoning they represent.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn to construct and assess arguments
  • Learn common fallacies
  • Explore standards for deductive and inductive arguments
  • Discover how to use and evaluate scientific reasoning
  • Learn to reason about probability

About this course:

This course is designed to give you significant practice analyzing and constructing arguments for yourself. These skills are important. The ability to offer good arguments and assess bad ones is especially important at this moment, where arguments (some good and some bad) saturate our digital and online environment.

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