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REASONING AND CRITICAL THINKING Philosophy 102 Summer 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 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 affect critical thinking 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
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Write a critical paper on Plato's Apology TEXTS AND HANDOUTS No text required. Handouts in the Course Content page will
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Howard during the Spring '11 term at College of Southern Nevada.

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