Critical Thinking: Investigating Arguments

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  • 6 Videos | 22m 18s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
Every day, people put forth their ideas or points of view. After all, at the heart of every great change, lies a great argument someone has used to influence others. The basis of an argument is expressing a point of view and supporting it with enough evidence to persuade someone to accept a conclusion. How can you determine what's fact, what's opinion, and how to get to the truth of a matter? Part of critical thinking is being able to identify, construct, and evaluate arguments, because only then will you be able to reach logical conclusions and solve problems. In this course, you'll learn how to use arguments in the right situations and explore what makes up an effective argument. You'll also learn to recognize the common types of logical fallacies that can derail an argument, and how to employ reasoning skills against arguments that use tactics of manipulation.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    recognize appropriate situations for using formal arguments
    identify the components of effective arguments
  • identify common types of logical fallacies that lead to flaws in arguments
    choose appropriate reasoning skills to apply against manipulative arguments
    reflect on what you've learned

IN THIS COURSE

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    1. 
    Critical Thinking: Investigating Arguments
    1m 35s
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    2. 
    Using Arguments in the Right Situations
    5m 19s
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    3. 
    Making Effective Arguments
    4m 56s
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    4. 
    Detecting Flaws in Arguments
    5m 44s
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    5. 
    Using Reasoning against Manipulation
    3m 23s
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    6. 
    Let's Review
    1m 21s

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