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Debates, ASL, Novice High
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This activity allows students to practice agreeing and disagreeing with popular opinions. Students will have provide a sign of whether they agree or disagree with the statement and explain why

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/24/2019
Fundamental Methods of Logic
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Fundamental Methods of Logic is suitable for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course. It covers a variety of topics at an introductory level. Chapter One introduces basic notions, such as arguments and explanations, validity and soundness, deductive and inductive reasoning; it also covers basic analytical techniques, such as distinguishing premises from conclusions and diagramming arguments. Chapter Two discusses informal logical fallacies. Chapters Three and Four concern deductive logic, introducing the basics of Aristotelian and Sentential Logic, respectively. Chapter Five deals with analogical and causal reasoning, including a discussion of Mill's Methods. Chapter Six covers basic probability calculations, Bayesian inference, fundamental statistical concepts and techniques, and common statistical fallacies.

Subject:
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Author:
Matthew Knachel
Date Added:
09/08/2017
Inferring and Explaining
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Inferring and Explaining is a book in practical epistemology. It examines the notion of evidence and assumes that good evidence is the essence of rational thinking. Evidence is the cornerstone of the natural, social, and behavioral sciences. But it is equally central to almost all academic pursuits and, perhaps most importantly, to the basic need to live an intelligent and reflective life.

Subject:
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
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PDXOpen
Author:
Jeffery L. Johnson
Date Added:
06/28/2019
Video: Explanation--the basics
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This lecture presents Explanation as a rhetorical mode for composition.  The lecture is offered here in three different formats: video without captions, video with captions, and a full text transcript.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Emilie Ganter
Date Added:
07/30/2021