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Instructor: Ralph Flanders. This course meets TR 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. in PE 2080.

This is a course on how to construct and evaluate arguments. We will consider both deductive and non-deductive arguments, as well as some common argumentative mistakes (“fallacies”). We’ll aim not only to gain knowledge about how arguments work but also to develop practical skill and facility when dealing with real-life arguments. The ultimate goal is to help ourselves and others think clearly, no matter what we’re thinking about.