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Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Economics Majors) (TB) - Introduction to Thinking

Philosophy 1117 Introduction to Thinking
The practical aspects of reasoning and logical self-defense against fallacy and flim-flammery. Topics covered include the elements of deductive and inductive reasoning, how to assess claims of proof and evidence, the scientific method and how junk science might be distinguished from the real thing, the statistical and psychological pitfalls that lead reason astray, knowledge by authority and how to distinguish the real experts from the pretenders.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Philosophy 2413 may not take Philosophy 1117 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities