PHIL 180 - Introductory Logic
Fall 2016, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
QR/1
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

In the best cases, good reasoning shouldn't take you from correct information to a false conclusion. Sometimes good reasoning might take you from correct to a false conclusion, when the conclusion is an extremely unlikely claim that just happened to come true by bizarre luck. (Sometimes unlikely things happen, reasoning be damned.) But even in those cases good reasoning at least cuts down your chances of arriving at false beliefs, if you start out with true ones. The point of this course is to help you understand what good reasoning looks like, and to help you develop the skill of distinguishing good arguments from bad ones. We will develop some techniques for evaluating the quality of arguments. This will also involve studying mistakes in reasoning such as fallacies, in which an incorrect form of reasoning may seem superficially compelling and may even convince many people. If everything goes well in the course, you'll be less likely to be tripped up by attractive fallacies too.

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Schedule

PHIL 180 - Introductory Logic
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
18532
Open
9
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
22039
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22098
Open
1
 
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M 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
22038
Open
3
 
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M 6:00PM - 7:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
21204
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
22099
Open
2
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
22173
Open
3
 
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W 6:00PM - 7:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
30699
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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