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PHL210 Critical Thinking

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Students will be taught how to read out arguments in ordinary language —for instance in opinion pieces in newspapers and magazines or in short philo­sophical passages— and to identify the kind of argument, and to analyze and evaluate those arguments. Students will also be introduced to formal modes of reasoning in categorical and symbolic logic. Finally, students will be trained in thinking creatively about certain passages from the established great figures in the philosophical tradition.