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Critical Reasoning for Beginners

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Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them?

In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good. Such skills are invaluable if you are concerned about the truth of your beliefs, and the cogency of your arguments.
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Part six of a six-part series on critical reasoning. In this final lecture we will look at fallacies. These are bad arguments that can easily be mistaken for good arguments.
Part five of a six-part series on critical reasoning. In this lecture we will continue with the evaluation of arguments - this time deductive arguments - focusing in particular on the notion of validity.
Part four of a six-part series on critical reasoning. In this lecture we will learn how to evaluate arguments and how to tell whether an argument is good or bad, focusing specifically on inductive arguments.
Part three of a six-part series on critical reasoning. In this lecture we will focus on how to identify and analyse arguments, and how to set arguments out logic book-style to make them easier to evaluate.
Different Types of Arguments

Different Types of Arguments

2010-01-2901:10:566

The second of six lectures dealing with critical reasoning. In this lecture you will learn about the different types of arguments, in particular deductive and inductive arguments.
The Nature of Arguments

The Nature of Arguments

2010-01-2901:19:0925

The first of six lectures dealing with critical reasoning. In this lecture you will learn how to recognise arguments and what the nature of an argument is.
Comments (4)

joey mbugua

i really would appreciate hearing it clearly because I think the content is great

Jul 1st
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Harrison Sands

'The Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking', outlines the concepts better with much more insight

Nov 20th
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Kevin Abraham

Total disregard for the fact that this is meant to be a podcast, not a video. The lecturer moves into and away from the mike. The learners ask questions that cannot be heard, and the lecturer points to sentences, presumably on a board, without reading them out. Gimme a break! Frustrating beyond words!

Nov 13th
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LBasin23 B

Kevin Abraham I thought I was the only one. Goodness.

Jan 3rd
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