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PHIL2642 - Critical Thinking
Winter Main, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Dr Luke Russell
An introduction to critical thinking and analysis of argument. By examining arguments drawn from diverse sources, including journalism, advertising, science, medicine, history, economics and politics, we will learn how to distinguish good from bad arguments, and how to construct rationally persuasive arguments of our own. Along the way we will grapple with scepticism, conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. The reasoning skills imparted by this unit make it invaluable not only for philosophy students but for every student at the University.
1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x in-class test (20%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points of Philosophy
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