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2022 Spring Block 5
PHI 203/Course/A - Logic and Critical Thinking | Credits 1.00
The use of logic and critical thinking ought to equip us to recognize, avoid, and correct errors in our reasoning. We’ll consider what we have learned about reasoning from philosophy and from recent research in the cognitive sciences in order to better understand our tendencies to reason badly and to learn to reason better. We’ll discuss deductive reasoning, but more emphasis will be placed on inductive arguments, on assessing the probability of beliefs relative to the reasons we have for them, and on how the presentation of new evidence ought to affect those beliefs. So, we’ll be thinking about why we believe what we do, whether the reasons we have for beliefs makes them probable, and how to revise our beliefs in light of new evidence. Logic addresses one of our most significant human qualities, our rationality, and so remains at the core of the liberal arts.

(Quantitative Reasoning Encounter)

Registration Type Traditional
Fees N/A
Instructors Prof., Jim White
Duration 1/10/2022 - 2/2/2022
Schedule ONLINE  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM;  Cornell College, , Room
Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Credit Types Audit Credit
Class 25 Seats | 0 Remaining

Primary population and other student populations allowed to register for this course:
 Primary Population# Others Allowed# Others Registered
Campus  Cornell College250
Program  Undergraduate251
Department  Philosophy2526