2010.09.09

2010.09.09 - This Course This Section • “Phil 120:...

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Unformatted text preview: This Course This Section • “Phil 120: Logic and critical thinking” • Sec 008 • Instructor Leslie Burkholder What You Should Have 2 • Printed syllabus Online Syllabus Other Sections • “Phil 120: Logic and critical thinking” • Sec 009 Tue Thu 3.30- 5.00 • Distance education section Today Agenda Thu 09 Sep • Course goals • Course goals, illustrations goals • Course mechanics • Setup: Lectures, exam computer labs • People • Texts, other course materials • Evaluation • Vista website Course Goals • General goals: • Identifying whether reasoning, arguments • Separating reasoning, arguments into important parts • Evaluating when reasoning, arguments, correct, incorrect • Applying to famous examples Reasoning? ( GRM ch 1) • Reasoning, “argument”: • Where someone trying to prove to you something is true or false • Using presented and assumed information or ideas • Puzzle or serious • Not restricted subject topic GRM Textbook Example 1 Course Goals • General goals: • Identifying whether reasoning, arguments • Separating reasoning, arguments, into important parts • Evaluating when reasoning, arguments, correct, incorrect • Applying to famous examples Not-Reasoning ( GRM ch 1) • Not-Reasoning: • Eg where someone telling what happened • Eg where someone telling what believed, wanted • Eg where someone explaining why something happened Course Goals • General goals: • Identifying whether reasoning, arguments • Separating reasoning, arguments, into important parts • Evaluating when reasoning, arguments, correct, incorrect • Applying to famous examples Important Parts ( GRM Ch 1) • Conclusion(s), ending points, what trying to prove, figure out • Intermediate • Final • Premises, starting points, information and ideas used • Words, word information • Picture, picture information • Implicit, unstated Example 2 Analysis Important Parts • P1: Fetus is human being, person • P2: Every person has right to life • C1: So fetus has right to life • P3 (partly unsaid): Infringing X1’s right to life may not be done if only competing right is someone else’s right to control own body • P4: Mother has right to control own body. This is only competing right. • C2: Infringing right to life of fetus may not be done • P5 (partly unsaid): Abortion is infringing right to life of fetus • C3: Abortion of fetus may not be done Example 2 Diagram Example 2 Diagram Course Goals • General goals: • Identifying whether reasoning, arguments • Separating reasoning, arguments, into important parts • Evaluating when reasoning, arguments, correct, incorrect • Applying to famous examples Example 2 HIV Problem Expt Course Goals...
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course PHIL 120 taught by Professor Irvine during the Fall '10 term at UBC.

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