Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: 12 weeks

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 人文

大学或机构: Duke University(杜克大学)

授课老师: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Ram Neta


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Reasoning is important.  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.


PART I: HOW TO ANALYZE ARGUMENTS (or identify, simplify, and arrange their parts to show how they are connected in a structure)
  • Week One: How to Spot an Argument
  • Week Two: How to Untangle an Argument
  • Week Three: How to Reconstruct an Argument
PART II: HOW TO EVALUATE DEDUCTIVE ARGUMENTS (or determine whether their premises validly imply their conclusions)
  • Week Four: Propositional Logic and Truth Tables
  • Week Five:  Categorical Logic and Syllogisms
PART III: HOW TO EVALUATE INDUCTIVE ARGUMENTS (or determine whether their premises provide enough reason to believe their conclusions)
  • Week Six: What are Inductive Arguments?
  • Week Seven: Causal Reasoning
  • Week Eight:  Probability and Decisions
PART IV:  HOW TO MESS UP ARGUMENTS (or commit common but tempting fallacies)
  • Week Nine:  Fallacies of Vagueness and Ambiguity
  • Week Ten: Fallacies of Relevance and Vacuity
  • Week Eleven: How to Refute an Argument
  • Week Twelve: How to Apply these Methods to Everyday Arguments



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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.


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