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lecture1 - Philosophy3:Critical Thinking Spring 2008....

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    Philosophy 3: Critical  Thinking Spring 2008. Harold Frank Hall 1104. MWF 10-10.50am
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    Instructor: Jonathan Way Office: South Hall 5717 Office Hours: MW 11am-12pm or by appointment E-mail: jmway@umail.ucsb.edu Teaching Assistants: Dan Dolson Jon Altschul South Hall 5432-N South Hall 5714 dan.dolson@gmail.com jaltschul@hotmail.com
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    Required text : C. Stephen Layman, The Power of Logic (3rd edition). Course website: http://www.philosophy.ucsb.edu/websites/phil3/ There is also a tutorial website accompanying the textbook: www.poweroflogic.com
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    Course Requirements and Grading There will be two midterm exams, a final exam, and weekly homework assignments. Your final grade will be calculated as follows: 1st midterm: 20% of the final grade 2nd midterm: 30% Final Exam: 40% Homework: 10%
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    In order to pass the class you must take all three exams. Homework will typically be set on Mondays and due the next Monday. It will be graded on completeness only. Late homework will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances.
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    Attendance: Attendance at lectures and sections is not formally required but strongly recommended. I reserve the right to give pop quizzes if attendance levels are too low. Academic dishonesty: Students are responsible for knowing the university policy on academic dishonesty. Any students caught engaging in such activities (e.g. cheating in exams) will fail the class and be referred to the office of the Dean of Students. Highlights of the schedule: 2 midterms: Mon 21 st April, Mon 19 th May Final Exam: Monday 9 th June, 8-11am Holiday: Mon 26 th May, Memorial Day
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    What’s this course about? An introduction to logic : The study of reasoning and argument. In particular: The study of methods for distinguishing good arguments from bad arguments. We’re interested constructing general rules and principles for testing whether an argument is good or bad. These rules and principles will also help us to understand what, in general, makes an argument good or bad.
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    Why should I care?
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