Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 20271 | Gonnerman


What constitutes good reasoning?  In this course we will explore
this question by learning the basic elements of informal logic.  Our
main focus will be the recognition, analysis, and evaluation of
everyday arguments using methods from informal logic.  Some of the
skills that students will acquire include: the ability to identify
arguments and their premises and conclusions; how to test arguments
for validity using informal proofs; the construction of argument
diagrams; fallacy-detection.