Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 3554 | McCarty
This class will be a presentation of the elements of informal logic
at the introductory level that gives students an opportunity to
practice techniques for the analysis and evaluation of everyday
arguments. Techniques include the construction of argument diagrams,
simple tests for informal, validity, methods of fallacy recognition
and creation of tableaux. Arguments to which these techniques are
applied will be drawn from such sources as Supreme Court decisions,
magazine advertisements, and newspaper editorials.
In addition to frequent assignments, students will complete a number
of in-class, hour examinations and a final exam.