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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:57 AM

Post by Carson Harris on July 28, 2012

How do I access the assignments mentioned in the lectures?

Good & Bad Reasoning

  • General Rules for Arguments
  • Types of Empirical Evidence
  • Rationalism – the Logic
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Examples of Logic in Everyday Speech

Good & Bad Reasoning

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  • Into 0:00
  • Outline for This Lesson 0:25
    • What is an Argument?
  • General Rules 2:39
    • Burden of Proof
    • Why the Prosecutor Has to Prove the Case
    • Issues
    • Example of Framing Issues
  • Empirical Evidence 7:14
    • Statistics
    • Example: Deceptive Statistics
    • Example 1 Explanation
    • Example 2 Explanation
    • Expert Testimony
    • Good Example
    • Bad Example
    • Reliable Sources
  • Rationalism and Logic 15:22
    • Deductive Reasoning
    • Modus Ponens
    • Hypothetical Syllogism
    • Disjuctive Syllogism
    • Reductio ad Absurdum
    • In Normal Speech
  • Logical Fallacies 21:35
    • Ad Hominem
    • Attach the Person Saying the Argument
    • Circular Reasoning
    • Hasty Generalization
    • Affirming the Consequent
    • Appeal to Majority
  • Assignment 31:42