PHIL 115 A: Practical Reasoning

Meeting Time: 
MWF 3:30pm - 4:50pm
SMI 115
Andrea Sullivan-Clarke

Additional Details:

We encounter arguments in all spheres of our daily lives.  Arguments, whether made by family members, scientists, politicians or the media, are tendered in support of some position or other. This course is designed to introduce you to the various forms of argumentation and the ways to assess the strengths/limitations of those arguments. By the end of the course, you should be able to extract arguments from a variety of sources, reconstruct those arguments, and offer a philosophical analysis of each. Goals and Objectives:

*Identify the Different Forms of Argumentation

*Extract and Reconstruct Arguments from Different Media

 *Develop Strategies for Critically Evaluating Each Form

TEXT: No Textbook Required. Open Source ebook is required.

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)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:07pm