Joseph T. Ricci
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.
This course investigates how one argues and how people reason. Students will be taught how to argue, using different argumentative methods and varying argument forms. Students will learn how to object, respond, clarify and interpret propositions or arguments. Students will formulate arguments about philosophically relevant material, on material relevant to other disciplines, and about subjects that are not even academically pertinent. There are no prerequisites for this course, although having a sense of humor is strongly recommended.
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