Certificate of Achievement

Lewis Kenneth Edward King

has completed the following course:

Logical and Critical Thinking

The University of Auckland

This course covered topics in logical and critical thinking to develop skills in: identifying and avoiding common thinking mistakes; recognising, reconstructing and evaluating arguments; using basic logical tools to analyse arguments; applying those tools in science, morality and law.

8 weeks, 4 hours per week

Educators

Tim Dare

Associate Professor of Philosophy

The University of Auckland

Patrick Girard

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

The University of Auckland

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Syllabus

You’ll learn how to:

  • identify and avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad beliefs;
  • recognise, reconstruct and evaluate arguments;
  • use basic logical tools to analyse arguments;
  • and apply those tools in areas including science, moral theories and law.

Issued on 7th June 2019

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Logical and Critical Thinking

The University of Auckland