Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 13930 | McCarty, David
Logic is the study of persuasive reasoning and the principal goal of
our P105 is to offer students a working knowledge of informal logic
at the introductory level. This we separate into three component
areas: recognition, analysis, and evaluation of reasoning. In the
first, we learn to distinguish reasoning from forms of
communication, among them narratives and causal explanations. Next,
in analyzing reasoning, we apply such techniques from logic as
argument diagrams to understand the structures of reasoning.
Finally, we learn to evaluate reasoning and to improve our own
reasoning by employing the important notions of validity and fallacy.
No Textbooks - instead will use course packets by ClassPak