Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.
We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty, that fairness requires us to do some household chore, and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.
Even though we’re called upon to use our critical and logical thinking skills all the time, most of us are not that good at it. This course aims to help you develop and improve these skills.
What will you achieve?
Explore key concepts in logical and critical thinking
Apply key concepts in logical and critical thinking
Identify obstacles to logical and critical thinking
Identify the components of a good argument
Produce an argument in standard form
Classify deductive and non-deductive arguments
Evaluate arguments based on criteria such as validity, strength and cogency
Interpret scientific, moral and legal arguments
Develop an argument “in the wild”
Assess arguments charitably
Who is this course for?
This course is open to anyone with an interest in improving their logical and critical thinking skills. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
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