PHIL 105.002 – How to Reason and Argue: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
Instructor: Cal Fawell. This course meets MTWRF 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. via remote synchronous (RS) instruction.
This is a course about evaluating arguments. One of our goals, therefore, will be to investigate—somewhat theoretically—what makes for a good argument. This course has a second and more important goal, though: to develop the (crucial!) skill of evaluating arguments. To that end, we will cover four main topics.
Each topic has its own unit:
Unit I: Some prerequisites to reasoning and arguing
Unit II: Deductive reasoning
Unit III: Inductive reasoning
Unit IV: Fallacies