Critical Reasoning

— PHIL 201 (3)

Examination of the basic principles of constructing good arguments and criticizing bad ones. Among the topics covered are deductive and inductive reasoning, appeals to emotion, personal attack, uses and abuses of expert opinion and techniques for converting everyday reasoning into standard logical form. Emphasis is placed on applying the reasoning skills learned in the course to evaluating ethical, scientific, statistical, and legal arguments.
Course Code: PHIL 201 | Credit Hours: 3 | Undergraduate Course

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