Logical and Critical Thinking

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32 h
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  • 8 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Starts on June 10, 2018
  • Ends on August 11, 2018

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Course details

Syllabus

  1. Explore key concepts in logical and critical thinking
  2. Apply key concepts in logical and critical thinking
  3. Identify obstacles to logical and critical thinking
  4. Identify the components of a good argument
  5. Produce an argument in standard form
  6. Classify deductive and non-deductive arguments
  7. Evaluate arguments based on criteria such as validity, strength and cogency
  8. Interpret scientific, moral and legal arguments
  9. Develop an argument "in the wild"
  10. Assess arguments charitably

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Tim Dare
  • Patrick Girard

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