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REASONING_AND_CRITICAL_THINKING_Angelspr - REASONING AND...

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REASONING AND CRITICAL THINKING s11 Philosophy 102 Spring 2011 Richard Howe, Ph. D. Office 2022 D Cheyenne office phone (702)651-4128 home phone (702) 431-2430 Email: Through course email Office Hours : Virtual Office hours: Daily Feel free to email or call me at the office or evenings at home if you need help with course content. For technical problems, see below. COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a three hour course that is part of the requirement for the Associate's Degree. It is an introduction to the analysis and evaluation of arguments, the construction of arguments, and to logic as a theory of argument. COURSE OBJECTIVES Identify and construct valid deductive and strong inductive arguments Identify the major fallacies in reasoning. Identify defense mechanisms and know how they effect critical thinking
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Identify other barriers to critical thinking Recognize the political, ethical, and social dimensions of critical thinking Identify and clarify values and assumptions in arguments Determine the role of the media as it affects critical thinking in society Write a critical paper on Plato's Apology TEXTS AND HANDOUTS . Handouts from the instructor are given in place of a
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