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Logic 101 - How to Spot and Avoid Informal Fallacies

Link to the live stream/recorded lectures is here - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/uor---logic-101

SUBREDDIT IS HERE - http://www.reddit.com/r/Logic101/ The subreddit will have all of the recorded lectures and slides posted, so come here if you miss it!

Politicians, marketers, and anybody paid to convince you of things are aware that people aren't intuitively good at logic. They know where the holes in our understanding are and know how to exploit them. If you're aware of what they're doing, why it sounds good, and why it's wrong, you won't be easily swayed by misleading arguments.

Logic is pretty easy to learn, despite the fact that humans are intuitively very bad at it. This class covers basic informal fallacies that you are likely to hear in everyday conversation.

Lectures
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Prerequisites

A functioning brain and interest. =)

Syllabus

Week 1 - The mechanics of an "argument"

Week 2 - Fallacies of relevance

Week 3 - Fallacies of weak induction

Week 4 - Other informal fallacies

Additional information

Special thanks to Professor Rick Grush at UCSD for giving me the logic bug and the idea for this class. If you're at UCSD, take PHIL10 with Prof. Grush. He'll teach it way better than I ever will.

Teacher qualifications

B.S. in Cognitive Science from UCSD. Approximately four courses in logic and decision making courses, both core and electives, from symbolic, informal, and cognitive bases.

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