Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 28087 | Phillips, L.


"This course is designed to teach students who are just beginning
college how to recognize, analyze, and evaluate arguments.  Students
will learn how to judge the credibility of sources, avoid faulty
patterns of reasoning, and spot sloppy thinking. They will
understand the difference between inductive and deductive arguments
and learn to identify common valid and invalid argument forms. The
techniques used are informal and the arguments are given in natural
language. No prior knowledge is assumed. Students already
comfortable with weighing rational evidence and articulating good
reasons for their conclusions will most likely prefer a higher-level
class in formal logic or another philosophical subject."