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Critical Thinking

PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Climate Change Denial, Passive Smoking, False Dilemma

Week 10: Lecture 2: PseudoReasoning Rhetorical Fallacies Fallacies of relevance (continued) There are good arguments using similar types of evidence When an argument appeals to an authority, or to tradition, it could be ...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Election 2, Language Game, Association Football

Week 11, Lecture 1: Argument as a language game Treat argument as a language game to manage fallacies This is a philosophical approach to arguments It arises out of ideas about the nature of language and communication ...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Fluoride, Celebrity Chef, Broth

Week 10: Evaluating inferences - When evaluating an argument, whether or not it is good depends on its Rational Core; that is: - The acceptability of its premises - The strength...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Confirmation Bias, Pregnancy, Sajid Javid

Week 9: Lecture 2: The power of language and rhetoric (News, fake news, and FAKE fake news) Manipulation of language in political Spin - An example: - Politicians typically choose their words very ca...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Thought Experiment, Pareidolia, Great Australian Bight

Week 7: Analogical reasoning - Common form of reasoning, conclusion is drawn based on analogy, or similarity, observed between two or more things - Example: - The apartme...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Euphemism, Collateral Damage, Convenience Food

Week 8: The Power of Language and Rhetoric 1: Language and emotion Evaluating arguments: - What is a good argument? - Under what circumstances should you be convinced to accept an arguments conclusion -...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Trump (Surname), Eugenius Warming, Postal Voting

Week 9: The power of language and rhetoric. Language and automatic thinking - Persuasion and manipulation in media and politics Topics: - Automatic thinking revisited: the power of names - Unclear lang...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Pareidolia, Implicit-Association Test, Implicit Stereotype

Week 5: Critical Thinking and the Human mind - Famous Argument about inductive generalisations from 18th Century philosopher David Hume - Hume Argued that despite the centrality of inductive reasoning...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Menopause, Miscarriage, Abductive Reasoning

Week 6: Schematic thinking and causal arguments Schematic thinking: Hume on causation - According to Hume, all we ever see is the Constant conjunction of one type of event with another- we recognise the pat...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Jane Austen, Pill Testing, Deductive Reasoning

Week 4: Inductive Arguments An argument is deductive if the truth of its premise is supposed to guarantee the truth of its conclusion An argument is inductive if its premises are just intended to provide good reasons f...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Dairy Product

Week 2: Standardisation of Arguments Argument: a statement which is trying to convince you of something with reasons or evidence A standardisation of an argument identifies the premise and conclusion of the argument, wh...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Global Warming, The Butler, Monty Hall Problem

Week 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking Assessments - Week 4, 8 and 12 quizzes are assessed- 15% each - Weekly quizzes available- with feedback provided after a week - Final assessment in week 13- 3...

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PHL137 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Modus Tollens, Arwen, Soundness

Week 3: Deductive Arguments Arguments in context There are a number of implications in our standardisations 1. Well sometimes need to exclude parts of the passage that are not relevant to the argument 2...

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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Dualism (Philosophy Of Mind), Ethical Egoism, Noumenon

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM PPhilosophy METAPHYSICS I: UNIVERSALS ...

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