Think Again: How to Reason and Argue | Reasoning | Scoop.it

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Ram Neta

Duke University

 

Start: 26 November 2012 (12 weeks long)
Workload: 5-6 hours/week
Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Reasoning is important. This course will teach you how to do it well. You will learn how to understand and assess arguments by other people and how to construct good arguments of your own about whatever matters to you.

 

This course will teach you how to do it well. You will learn some simple but vital rules to follow in thinking about any topic at all and some common and tempting mistakes to avoid in reasoning. We will discuss how to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and how to construct arguments of your own in order to help you decide what to believe or what to do. These skills will be useful in dealing with whatever matters most to you.


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