PHIL 113: Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

PHIL 113: Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
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This is a course in informal and inductive logic, emphasizing analysis and evaluation of arguments in natural languages.
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This is a course in informal and inductive logic, emphasizing analysis and evaluation of arguments in natural languages. It introduces students to some of the techniques that logicians have developed for thinking about reasoning and explaining what distinguishes good from bad. Topics covered include informal fallacy theory, inductive reasoning and inductive fallacies, categorical propositions and syllogisms, basic sentential logic (including symbolization), truth-tables, and consistency trees.