Critical Thinking

Spot Holes in Reasoning

Duration 32 min
Spot Holes in Reasoning

Bad arguments can take all sorts of forms, and are quite common. If you hear someone attacking a person instead of an idea, changing the meanings of terms mid-argument, or spouting logic that goes in circles, that’s faulty reasoning.

Chances are you’ve also done this sort of thing yourself without noticing it. But being attuned to what faulty reasoning is and some of its common forms can help you avoid succumbing to it in the future, and this course will give you that awareness.


Expected outcomes

What faulty reasoning is

An ability to evaluate others’ reasoning and spot issues

Shortcuts in thinking that lead to errors

Stronger arguments and critical thinking


Developed by

Tom Chatfield: Digital Culture - CrossKnowledge Faculty

Tom
Chatfield

  • Critical Thinking

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