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Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

Duke University via Coursera Specialization

Overview

By taking Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking you will improve your ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and also to construct arguments of your own in order to convince others and to help you decide what to believe or do. This specialization introduces general standards of good reasoning and offers tools to improve your critical thinking skills. These skills will help you determine when an argument is being given, what its crucial parts are, and what it assumes implicitly. You will also learn how to apply deductive and inductive standards for assessing arguments and how to detect and avoid fallacies.

Syllabus

Course 1: Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments
- Offered by Duke University. In this course, you will learn what an argument is. The definition of argument will enable you to identify when ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively
- Offered by Duke University. Deductive arguments are supposed to be valid in the sense that the premises guarantee that the conclusion is ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively
- Offered by Duke University. Want to solve a murder mystery? What caused your computer to fail? Who can you trust in your everyday life? In ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Think Again IV: How to Avoid Fallacies
- Offered by Duke University. We encounter fallacies almost everywhere we look. Politicians, salespeople, and children commonly use fallacies ... Enroll for free.

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Taught by

Dr. Ram Neta and Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

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