PHIL 180 - Introductory Logic
Fall 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for only one of PHIL 180 or 201.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Our overarching aim will be to learn to distinguish good arguments from bad arguments, and thereby improve both our critical thinking skills and our capacity to construct successful arguments. In a good argument, the premises offer good reasons to believe the conclusion—in the best case, if the premises are true then the conclusion has to be true. We will develop techniques for evaluating the quality of arguments. We will examine the content of reasoning in everyday contexts. We will also consider some common kinds of defective arguments including informal fallacies: superficially compelling but bad forms of reasoning.

The course is open to students from all areas of the University interested in improving their reasoning ability and their ability to construct and recognize compelling arguments. These skills may be helpful in a wide variety of university subjects and extra-academic pursuits.

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Schedule

PHIL 180 - Introductory Logic
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
19314
Open
8
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
23594
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
23696
Open
1
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
23593
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
22583
Open
1
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
23697
Open
3
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
23803
Open
3
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
29321
Closed
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
29323
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
29324
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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