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PHIL 004: Critical Reasoning

Units: 4

Covers informal logic, especially the analysis and assessment of arguments in natural language. Topics include premises and conclusions; ambiguity, vagueness, and other linguistic issues; the principle of charity; deductive validity and soundness; inductive force and inference; rhetorical ploys; formal, substantial, and other fallacies; argument reconstruction; and argument assessment.

Course Details
Repeats Allowed for Credit: 0

Discussion included
Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

GE Requirements
  • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
  • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
  • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
  • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

Requisites and Restrictions
Instructor Permission Required: No

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