Walter S. Clifton
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 focuses on argumentation--how to identify an argument, how to evaluate an argument, how to construct a good argument. By looking at deductive, inductive, scientific, and moral reasoning we will get clear on what underlies good argumentation. We will also read contemporary and classical essays in order to apply what we have learned along the way.
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