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Sobre o curso

How to Understand Arguments Think Again: How to Reason and Argue Reasoning is important. This series of four short courses will teach you how to do it well. You will learn simple but vital rules to follow in thinking about any topic at all and common and tempting mistakes to avoid in reasoning. We will discuss how to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and how to construct arguments of your own in order to help you decide what to believe or what to do. These skills will be useful in dealing with whatever matters most to you. Courses at a Glance: All four courses in this series are offered through sessions which run every four weeks. We suggest sticking to the weekly schedule to the best of your ability. If for whatever reason you fall behind, feel free to re-enroll in the next session.We also suggest that you start each course close to the beginning of a month in order to increase the number of peers in the discussion forums who are working on the same material as you are. While each course can be taken independently, we suggest you take the four courses in order. Course 1 - Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments Course 2 - Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively Course 3 - Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively Course 4 - Think Again IV: How to Avoid Fallacies About This Course in the Series: When is someone giving an argument instead of just yelling? Which parts of what they say contribute to the argument? Why are they arguing instead of fighting? What are arguments made of? What forms do they take? Think Again: How to Understand Arguments will answer these questions and more. In this course, you will learn what an argument is. The definition of argument will enable students to identify when speakers are giving arguments and when they are not. Next, we will learn how to break an argument into its essential parts, how to put them in order to reveal their connections, and how to fill in gaps in an argument. By the end of this course, students will be better able to understand and appreciate arguments that they and other people present. Suggested Readings: Students who want more detailed explanations or additional exercises or who want to explore these topics in more depth should consult Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic, Ninth Edition, Concise, Chapters 1-5, by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Robert Fogelin. Course Format: Each week will be divided into multiple video segments that can be viewed separately or in groups. There will be short ungraded quizzes after each segment (to check comprehension) and a longer graded quiz at the end of the course....

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Jul 06, 2018

I found this course very challenging as I find critical thinking very difficult. However this course was extremely rewarding and I will be taking the other three modules in the Think Again series.


Jun 11, 2020

I found this course very challenging as I find critical thinking very difficult. However this course was extremely rewarding and I will be taking the other three modules in the Think Again series.

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por Guillermo G

Apr 20, 2020

Fantastic MOOC! Enjoyable and useful!

por Ibrahim T O

Jul 05, 2019

A very good course every should learn

por Sonia I L G

Dec 13, 2016

Extremely fun and useful. I loved it.


Apr 28, 2019

Great knowledges with fun approaches

por Nuria A

Jun 24, 2017

A very interesting and useful course

por Arno H

Nov 20, 2016

Great Course !!! Thank you very much

por Carlos D

Jan 03, 2018

Good experience and useful contents

por 刘子仟

Dec 21, 2016

A great logic course for beginers.

por Mahanthe A D l

Sep 08, 2020

Hard but very useful and well done

por Milagros R N

May 13, 2020

Brilliant!!!! Thank you very much!

por Amandine G

Mar 26, 2018

This course was very interesting!

por Jaime N

Jun 12, 2017

It's a really interesting course.

por Hannah S

Feb 12, 2017

Very educational and eye opening.

por Eklovya

May 07, 2020

gave alot of learning experience

por Vivient R

May 14, 2017

I did it. this really fun.... :)

por Zdenek K

Feb 13, 2017

Very interesting, great lecturer

por Ignat K

Nov 13, 2017

Great introduction to arguments

por Allard Q

May 17, 2020

Very insightful and engaging!

por Zephyr L

Jan 12, 2018

very hilarious and intuitive!

por katrina h à c

Oct 06, 2017

entertaining and informative!

por Omar T V

May 04, 2017

really great, congratulations

por Suhas H

Jul 13, 2020

It was extremely informative

por Rose L

May 09, 2020

very explicit and accessible

por Jean N

Jan 01, 2017

An experience fascinating!!!

por Yuric v B

Mar 26, 2020

Great stuff for your career