Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 3356 | 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.