Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 3255 | Tba


Logic is the study of persuasive reasoning and the principal goal of
P105 is to offer students a working knowledge of informal logic at
the introductory level.  In many fields of study, we give and
evaluate arguments regularly.  In this course we examine the actual
practice of argumentation in various contexts and fields of inquiry,
and assess the nature of good reasoning and critical analysis.  We
examine arguments from journals, newspapers, magazines, and our
discussions with others, to extract the general principles that apply
to all rational arbitration.

Practical skills resulting from this course include sharpened
reasoning skills manifested in better speaking and writing.  This
class is also an excellent preparation for analytical reasoning
sections on graduate and professional school exams, including the GRE
and LSAT.