PHIL 115 B: Practical Reasoning

PHIL 115B

Meeting Time: 
N/A
Location: 
Online course
SLN: 
23077
Instructor: 
Jason Benchimol

Additional Details:

[online course] We are bombarded by arguments made by family, friends, policy makers, political candidates, news analysts, advertisers, and scientists.  This course is designed to give you the analytic tools to evaluate the strength of their arguments.  We will discuss the power and limitations of various types of argument, including statistical, causal, analogical, and legal inferences and arguments. 

TEXT: Reason and Argument, Richard Feldman.

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to logic emphasizing concepts and methods useful for practical analysis of arguments in everyday contexts; meaning, syllogisms, logical diagrams, inductive and statistical inference, informal fallacies, argument structure, perhaps some beginning symbolic logic.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 29, 2016 - 1:01pm