PHIL 180 - Introductory Logic
Section: 101
Term: SP 2014
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
2
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for only one of PHIL 180 or 201.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Other Course Info:
F, W, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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People often attempt to persuade one another by putting forward arguments. That is, they attempt to persuade one another by providing reasons to believe that some conclusion is true. For this reason, figuring out what to believe about a wide variety of subjects requires you to be able to evaluate these arguments, to figure out which are good and which are bad. In this course, we will study some theories about which arguments are good and which are bad. In particular, we will study two theories of which arguments are such that the premises provide conclusive reason to believe their conclusion and a theory of which arguments are such that their premises provide strong, though not conclusive, reason to believe their conclusion. We will also learn to recognize and diagnose common informal fallacies. The successful student will leave the course with a better understanding of how to, and how not to, reason their way through complicated debates.

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PHIL 180 - Introductory Logic
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101 (LEC)
P
52543
Open
38
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9781285196541
A concise introduction to logic, Author: Patrick Hurley. 12th editi 2014
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