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Introducing arguments

Watch Dr. Patrick Girard introduce us to a fundamental notion in critical thinking - arguments.

An argument is simply a way to describe the way in which reasons support beliefs. This is the fundamental notion in critical thinking.

This week, we aim to help you to:

  • Distinguish between statements and non-statements.
  • Distinguish between arguments and non-arguments.
  • Identify the premises and conclusion of an argument.
  • Disambiguate sentences.
  • Discover the missing parts of an argument.
  • Reconstruct arguments in standard form.
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