Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 14469 | Brooks


The aim of this course is for students to learn to recognize and
evaluate arguments.  Since evaluating an argument is largely a
matter of evaluating the reasoning involved, we will focus much of
our attention on learning methods for evaluating reasoning,
specifically techniques from informal logic.  Various topics will be
explored, including the notions of validity and soundness; deduction
and induction; and scientific, legal, and moral reasoning.

Grades in this course will be based upon each studentís performance
on homework assignments, quizzes, and three in-class examinations,
as well as attendance and participation.