PHIL 183 - Critical Thinking
Winter 2016, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Reason better — both when deciding what to believe, and when deciding what to do. This course provides the tools you need, drawn from several disciplines including psychology, behavioral economics, statistics, logic, and decision theory. We will consider empirical evidence about bad reasoning due to 'heuristics and biases' — spontaneous judgments that are predictably irrational. And we will also study how reasoning works in the abstract — in particular deductive, causal, and probabilistic reasoning. But the goal is to help you become a more effective thinker by developing practical skills with clear applications in your personal and professional lives.

Course Requirements:

Assignments will include problem sets and standardized exams.

Intended Audience:

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.

Class Format:

2 hr lecture and 1 hr discussion per week

Schedule

PHIL 183 - Critical Thinking
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30285
Open
5
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
30287
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30288
Open
1
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
30818
Open
1
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30819
Open
1
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30820
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
30821
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
30822
Open
1
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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