Reasoning and Argumentation

CAS PH 160

  • Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings
  • Critical Thinking

A systematic study of the principles of both deductive and informal reasoning, calculated to enhance students' actual reasoning skills, with an emphasis on reasoning and argumentation in ordinary discourse. We will emphasize argumentation and criticism in ordinary life and also present formal models of reasoning designed to elicit underlying patterns and structures of reasoning and argumentation that are widely applicable. Simultaneous training in skills of argument analysis, argument pattern recognition, argument construction, and argument interpretation and creation. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Critical Thinking.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Anderson CAS B20 MWF 10:10 am-11:00 am

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 Degiorgi CAS 228 M 1:25 pm-2:15 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A3 Degiorgi CAS 220 T 3:35 pm-4:25 pm Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Bokulich EPC 207 TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B2 Bokulich CGS 323 W 12:20 pm-1:10 pm Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B3 Bokulich CAS 220 F 9:05 am-9:55 am

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Anderson CAS B18 TR 2:00 pm-3:15 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 Anderson CAS 314 M 12:20 pm-1:10 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A3 Anderson IEC B07 T 11:15 am-12:05 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A4 Anderson CAS 314 W 9:05 am-9:55 am

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A5 Anderson CAS 314 F 4:40 pm-5:30 pm

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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