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assignment Level : Introductive
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Reasoning is important.  This course will teach you how to do it well.  You will learn how to understand and assess arguments by other people and how to construct good arguments of your own about whatever matters to you.

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Syllabus

PART I: HOW TO ANALYZE ARGUMENTS

Week 1: How to Spot an Argument
Week 2: How to Untangle an Argument 
Week 3: How to Reconstruct an Argument 
Quiz #1: At the end of Week 3, students will take their first quiz. 

PART II: HOW TO EVALUATE DEDUCTIVE ARGUMENTS

Week 4: Propositional Logic and Truth Tables 
Week 5: Categorical Logic and Syllogisms 
Week 6: Representing Information
Quiz #2: At the end of Week 6, students will take their second quiz. 

PART III: HOW TO EVALUATE INDUCTIVE ARGUMENTS

Week 7: Inductive Arguments 
Week 8: Causal Reasoning 
Week 9: Chance and Choice 
Quiz #3: At the end of Week 9, students will take their third quiz. 

PART IV: HOW TO MESS UP ARGUMENTS

Week 10: Fallacies of Unclarity 
Week 11: Fallacies of Relevance and of Vacuity 
Week 12: Refutation 
Quiz #4: At the end of Week 12, students will take their fourth quiz.

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  • Ram Neta - Philosophy
  • Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - Philosophy
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