Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 26339 | Savion
Why do smart people have weird beliefs, do stupid things, and fail
systematically in their reasoning?
To be better equipped to deal with this question we will study some
basic rules of correct reasoning in propositional Logic and in
Syllogism, and the classification and the impact of formal and
informal pervasive fallacies. Other topics include the roles of
cognitive operations and principles in thinking, metacognitive
skills: magical beliefs and their sources, and practical
applications of deviations from the logical norms of belief
formation, inference, and behavior.