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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.

Critical Reasoning for Beginners Oxford University

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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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3.2 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Pyrmonter ,

Disappointing, maybe still worth it

The presenter has another, excellent, introductory series of philosophy talks on ITunes U; this series unfortunately, however good on the "content" side, suffer enormously from recording problems. At points both lecturer and class are inaudible; background recording noise makes this one a difficult listen for the ITunes user who is "out and about" in a noisy environment.

BettyButter ,

Very poor quality

This is a lecture capture in a class - the sound quality is below average, and the presenter often refers to visual references without apparently realising that podcasting is an audio media .......

Gbrey ,

Fantastic

Aside from the few audio problems, another great lecture.

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