PHIL 115 A: Practical Reasoning

Meeting Time: 
MWF 11:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
SMI 120
SLN: 
18725
Instructor:
Carole Lee
Carole Lee

Additional Details:

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 and causal 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. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR)
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:16pm