Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 3247 | McCarty
This class will be a presentation of the elements of informal logic
at the introductory level which 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 the 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.