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How to Reason Inductively Think Again: How to Reason and Argue Reasoning is important. This series of four short courses will teach you how to do it well. You will learn simple but vital rules to follow in thinking about any topic at all and common and tempting mistakes to avoid in reasoning. We will discuss how to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and how to construct arguments of your own in order to help you decide what to believe or what to do. These skills will be useful in dealing with whatever matters most to you. Courses at a Glance: All four courses in this series are offered through sessions which run every four weeks. We suggest sticking to the weekly schedule to the best of your ability. If for whatever reason you fall behind, feel free to re-enroll in the next session.We also suggest that you start each course close to the beginning of a month in order to increase the number of peers in the discussion forums who are working on the same material as you are. While each course can be taken independently, we suggest you take the four courses in order. Course 1 - Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments Course 2 - Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively Course 3 - Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively Course 4 - Think Again IV: How to Avoid Fallacies About This Course in the Series: Think Again: How to Reason Inductively Want to solve a murder mystery? What caused your computer to fail? Who can you trust in your everyday life? In this course, you will learn what distinguishes inductive arguments from deductive arguments and then how to analyze and assess five common forms of inductive arguments: generalizations from samples, applications of generalizations, inference to the best explanation, arguments from analogy, and causal reasoning. The course closes by showing how probability can be used to help us make decisions of all sorts. Suggested Readings Students who want more detailed explanations or additional exercises or who want to explore these topics in more depth should consult Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic, Ninth Edition, Concise, Chapters 8-12, by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Robert Fogelin. Course Format Each week will be divided into multiple video segments that can be viewed separately or in groups. There will be short ungraded quizzes after each segment (to check comprehension) and a longer graded quiz at the end of the course....

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SM

Jun 22, 2017

This entire series was informative, engaging, and fun, and the thinking skills taught are so valuable.

DD

Jun 19, 2018

Perfect course and presentation of material.Very good incorporation of mentors for discusion.Good job!

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創建者 Nguyen T T

Sep 06, 2019

Awesome course with concentration on probability theory, thanks professor Walter

創建者 Kohei

Dec 23, 2019

What I learned from this course is that philosophy can be applied to our daily life and professional work.

Through humorous presentations, Professor Armstrong introduced different types of inductive arguments such as causation and decision making. Although they are not a panacea for every problems I encounter, the materials on this course certainly help me to think clearly and hopeful to make better decisions. I would recommend this course for anyone who want to improve their thinking.

Looking forward to taking Think Again IV.

創建者 Jorge V C

Jun 02, 2017

Very good and funny course. It's noticeable the effort put when doing this course, I congratulate the professor and his staff because their work helped us to learn and understand how to reason inductively properly.

Thank you very much!

創建者 CHEN Y

Aug 27, 2018

Very useful course for presentation and decision making. The content is very clearly and humorously illustrated by the professor. Highly recommended.

創建者 Nicanor B

Sep 15, 2017

Excellent Course and instructors. I feel proud and lucky to haven taken open my way of thinking and i think It will make people smart

創建者 Dong L G

Dec 19, 2017

The professor is fun. He provide different examples to make his point clear and interesting. I enjoy his lessons very mucn!

創建者 darius

Jun 19, 2018

Perfect course and presentation of material.Very good incorporation of mentors for discusion.Good job!

創建者 Susan M

Jun 22, 2017

This entire series was informative, engaging, and fun, and the thinking skills taught are so valuable.

創建者 Korbinian S

Jul 24, 2017

Extremely interisting topic with so many implications for any field. Walter is a born online teacher!

創建者 Cristian N

Jun 03, 2017

Interesante, muy divertido y útil para la vida cotidiana. ¡Recomendable para cualquiera!

創建者 Mihir G

Apr 16, 2018

Very effective teaching . It creates the power to judge arguments more accurately .

創建者 Aanand

May 26, 2019

Course with fun and a deep insight into one of the most commonly used arguments

創建者 Jasdeep

Jan 17, 2017

Great course to help understand principles of inductive reasoning; recommended!

創建者 Sara A O K

Jul 01, 2019

Am sure I will take the other parts of this course, very interesting.

創建者 Euclides J L V

Mar 21, 2018

Very useful course, taught with a very good didactics

創建者 Maxiaoyan

Jul 13, 2017

very benificial, thanks to all the workers,

創建者 Jane X

Nov 24, 2016

I think I can think better

創建者 Kevin K

Nov 19, 2017

very nice instruction

創建者 tina s

Aug 28, 2016

excellent course

創建者 Pham D D N

Jun 18, 2017

useful course

創建者 matthew s

Mar 04, 2018

Excellent !

創建者 Paccelli J M Z

Jul 04, 2018

Excellent!

創建者 Waleed M S

Sep 02, 2016

best

創建者 Luis E B

Jul 31, 2017

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創建者 Nick G

Mar 02, 2018

Fun and interesting! I'm debating a career change to either Computer Science or Law, so this is a great mental warm up for studying either.