Brian Lars Enden
Introduction to logic emphasizing concepts and methods useful for practical analysis of arguments in everyday contexts; meaning, syllogisms, logical diagrams, inductive and statistical inference, informal fallacies, argument structure, perhaps some beginning symbolic logic. Offered: AWSpS.
In this course, we will focus on the difficult question, "What is good reasoning?" The first part of the course will be devoted to the challenge of developing the skills of reading and writing critically. We will then turn our attention to rhetoric and fallacious reasoning. The last and most demanding part of the course will be an in depth analysis of argumentation. We will focus primarily on practical argumentation (as opposed to mathematical argumentation), with an emphasis on scientific, moral, legal, and aesthetic reasoning. TEXT: Critical Thinking, Moore, Parker
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