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Philosophy and Critical Thinking

University of Queensland via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Philosophy
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $99 Certificate Available
  • Effort 1-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

What can we learn through philosophical inquiry that will help us to think with clarity, rigour and humour about things that matter?

This course introduces principles of philosophical inquiry and critical thinking that will help us answer this question. Learn how we can use philosophical ideas to think about ourselves and the world around us.

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Peter Ellerton and Deborah Brown

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4.0 Based on 4 reviews

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Magnus M
5.0 3 years ago
Magnus completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Short videos sometimes with accompanying text to delve into it.

If you like to tackle some strange issues like what is a self? Some of it useful like critical thinking with logical fallacies and with biases.

But most of it not useful, but I find it delighting and amusing to ponder, ergo maximum stars.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best ways to understand how thinking and philosophy go together. Really effective presentation but still deals with some difficult stuff. Good job on the part of whoever put it together.
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Samantha B
1.0 3 years ago
Samantha completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
I was under the belief that Philosophy was a means of opening the mind and broadening ones knowledge. After taking this course, I am now under the belief that it is teaching closed mindedness and stupidity.

Few examples: You can't expect the sun to rise tomorrow or a copper rod to expand when heated even when it has done so every single time.

Suzy is not responsible for breaking the window even though she threw the rock.

I understand the concepts provided, especially the fact that even though something has happened one way every single time doesn't mean i…
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It's good fun but also has a lot of really good content. You can kind of take it as you want and still feel like you've done a good course. Some kind of odd videos but they fit nicely.
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