Welcome to Critical Thinking Class
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Textbook: Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction, 4th. ed.
(Bassham, Irwin, Nardone, and Wallace)
Course length: 45 periods in 15 weeks
Course Assessment:
Participation
Mid-term Exam
Final
: 20
REVIEW OF LESSON 1
1
Review
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
What is critical thinking?
What are standards of critical thinking?
What are benefits of critical thinking?
What are major barriers to critical thinking?
What are characteristics of a critical
thinker?
Chapter 2
Chapter 9: A Little Categorical Logic
Exercise 9.1
1. No artichokes are fruits.
2. Some rectangles are squares.
3. All architects are professionals.
4. Some skateboarders are jazz fans.
5. Some tattoo artists are not archbishops.
6. All persons born in th
REVIEW OF CHAPTERS 1-3
Critical Reasoning
Key Terms
CRRITICAL REASONING ARGUMENT
An argument is an ordered line of reasoning composed of premise(s),
assumption(s), and a conclusion. Understanding the elements of an
argument is essential to performing well
Chapter 10
Propositional Logic
A simple language useful for showing key ideas and definitions
1
Propositional logic
Conjunction
Negation
Disjunction
Conditional statements
2
Propositional logic
Sentences are combined by connectives:
&/
and
Conjunction
Chapter 10: A Little Propositional Logic
Exercise 10.1
I.
1. p
2. p & q
3. p & q
4. p & q
5. p & q
6. p & q
7. p & q
8. p & q
9. p & q
10. p & q
II.
1. T
2. F
3. F
4. T
5. F
6. T
7. F
8. F
9. T
10. F
III.
1. T
2. F
3. F
4. T
5. F
6. F
7. F
8. T
9. F
10. T
Student name:
DEDUCTIVE AND INDUCTIVE REASONING
Questions 1 is based on the following:
A college is experiencing high job-leaving rates among its computer science faculty members. To solve this problem, the
computer science department head has proposed t
Lesson 3
BASIC LOGICAL CONCEPTS
1
Two basic categories of human reasoning
Deduction: reasoning from general premises,
which are known or presumed to be known, to more
specific, certain conclusions (formal reasoning)
Induction: reasoning from specific ca
REVIEW OF CHAPTER 3
Deductive arguments
Patterns of deductive arguments
Inductive arguments
Patterns of inductive arguments
Chapter 9: Categorical Logic
Part 1: Categorical propositions
Part 2: Translating into standard categorical form
Part 3: Testing va
Welcome to Critical Thinking Class
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Textbook: Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction, 4th. ed.
(Bassham, Irwin, Nardone, and Wallace)
Course length: 45 periods in 12 weeks (6 weeks for summer)
Course Assessment:
Participation
Mid-
REVIEW OF LESSON 1
1
Review
What is critical thinking?
What are standards of critical thinking?
What are benefits of critical thinking?
What are major barriers to critical thinking?
Which barrier is it?
1. People with tattoos are not good people.
2. IT
Exercise 3.3
1. Deductive (Argument based on mathematics; also, the conclusion follows necessarily
from the premises.)
2. Inductive (Argument from authority; also, the conclusion follows only probably from
the premises; also, "its reasonable to believe th
Chapter 2: Recognizing Arguments
Exercise 2.1
I.
1. Statement
2. Nonstatement (question)
3. Statement
4. Nonstatement (suggestion)
5. Statement
6. Nonstatement (suggestion or exhortation)
7. Statement (This is a brief and emphatic way of saying, "This is
Exercise Answers and Teaching Tips
Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking
Students enjoy the exercises in Chapter 1. Most are Socratic exercises, designed to ease students
into the course and encourage self-reflection in dialogue with others.
Instru
LOGO
Report On
Global Warming
Group 6
Contents
General view about this phenomenon
The effects on Viet Nam
Solution for this phenomemon
Sumarry the report
General view about this
phenomenon
General View about global warming
Nowadays, Global Warming is the
Critical Thinking
Chapter 10
A Little Propositional Logic
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Symbolization
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2.
3.
When you symbolize an argument, you represent its simple
statements with single letters, and then represent the
relationship between them (that the argument suggests) with