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Mitchell T. Kaufman
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

The study of reasoning (arguments, validity, faulty reasoning, deduction, induction, inference to the best explanation, scientific and moral argumentation.) 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. TEXT: Critical Thinking (9th edition), Moore and Parker.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 04/27/2012