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Jeramy S. Gee
PHIL 115
Seattle Campus

Practical Reasoning

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.

Class description

This course is an introduction to logical reasoning emphasizing concepts and methods that are useful for the practical analysis of arguments in every day contexts. Using examples pulled from everything from conversations to cable news, we will look at argument structure, meaning, informal fallacies, inductive and scientific reasoning, causal reasoning, and statistical inference.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 01/24/2012