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Thinking: Analysing Arguments (6 points)


Leader: Ian Gold

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Thinking is a skill - or, rather, a set of skills. In this course we will focus on one family of this set: the skills involved in argument analysis. We will address the essential features of good arguments and how they can be articulated and represented. We will also examine the many ways in which reasoning can go wrong and how to avoid them. However, while we will focus on some of the theory of successful thinking our main focus will be the techniques necessary actually to reason more effectively.

Assessment: Laboratory and take-home exercises: 100%

Contact Hours: 1hour lecture and 2 hour laboratory per week

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