PHIL 173: Logic and Critical Thinking
PHIL 173-D01: Logic and Critical Thinking
Section Information for Summer 2020
PHIL173 Davis Kuykendall
Fulfills a requirement for the Philosophy major and the Philosophy and Law minor.
Recommended course for pre-law students.
In this course, we learn the basics of deductive logic. This includes: (i) learning the difference between good and bad arguments; (ii) learning to decipher and assess the formal logical structure of the everyday ordinary language arguments in just about any context, such as opinion columns and courtroom arguments; and (iii) the inference rules (i.e., when it’s okay to infer a conclusion from a list of reasons).
PHIL 173 D01 is a distance education section.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Basic concepts and techniques of deduction, emphasizing the modern treatment of such topics as quantification and rules of inference, with study of the classical treatment. Basic principles of induction, informal fallacies, and uses of logic in everyday life. Limited to three attempts.
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