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Unformatted text preview: 2/24/12 PHI-105 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 27-Feb-2012 (PEO101) PH 105
Objectives 0 Determine types of fallacious reasoning. 0 Apply concept organization strategies to the development of a persuasive essay. Fallacies a “ What Were You Thinking?
LECTURE Four READINGS 0 Read chapter 9 (pages 192-217) and chapter 10 in the textbook. Module Purpose This module focuses on dealing with fallacious reasoning. As you try to persuade another person to "think the
way you do," hopeﬁllly you will use reason. However, the limitations and imperfections of our thinking at times
cause us to create errors in our logic. Identifying logical reasoning errors in others' and especially your own
thinking is an integrala€”some say the pivotala€”e1ement in the critical thinking process. Becoming aware of when
you use fallacies and how to correct them will rmke you be a better and more sincere comrrmnicator. Recognizing when fallacies are used to persuade you will help you be a more informed buyer, voter, student,
ﬁ'iend, and thinker. The course text, as well as the supplemental readings, describe and discuss various logical reasoning fallacies.
You will read about ﬁllacies such as hasty generalimtions, attacking the person, false dilemmas, false analogies,
appeal to authority, bandwagon, and many more. Read through them, and then see if you can spot ﬁllacies in
your thinking and interactions. The following optional readings provide more information on fallacious reasoning: 0 Read "Fallacies," located on the Nizkor Project Web site at h_ttp1/www.nizkor.orngeatures/ﬁllacies/ 0 Read "Fallacies" from The Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics, located in the GCU eLibrary at h_ttp'//libmy.gcuedu2048/form?
gurl=ht_tp%3A%2F%2Fwww.credoreference.convently/hodderepe/fallacies 0 Read "Critical Thinking Mini-Lesson 5 ," located on The Skeptic's Dictionary Web site at
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0 Read "Logical Fallacies," located on the Philosophical Society Web site at impJ/wwwphilosophicalsociety.com/Logical%20Fal]acies.htm
0 Read "Logical Fallacies," located at hﬂpﬂwwwlogg’ alfallacies.info/ VERSION: 1.5 angel03.gcu.edu/section/defauIt.asp?id=1263520 2/2 ...
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