Want to solve a murder mystery? What caused your computer to fail? Who can you trust in your everyday life? In this course, you will learn how to analyze and assess five common forms of inductive arguments: generalizations from samples, applications of generalizations, inference to the best explanation, arguments from analogy, and causal reasoning. The course closes by showing how you can use probability to help make decisions of all sorts.
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Meilleurs avis pour THINK AGAIN III: HOW TO REASON INDUCTIVELY
Interesting course on reasoning which includes a little of mathematics (statistics) but also a whole lot of basic reasoning (common sense).
Course with fun and a deep insight into one of the most commonly used arguments
This entire series was informative, engaging, and fun, and the thinking skills taught are so valuable.
The course did a good job laying out the uses of inductive arguments in an organized manner. Also, I appreciate how the course organized the basic probability theory,
À propos du Spécialisation Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
By taking Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking you will improve your ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and also to construct arguments of your own in order to convince others and to help you decide what to believe or do. This specialization introduces general standards of good reasoning and offers tools to improve your critical thinking skills. These skills will help you determine when an argument is being given, what its crucial parts are, and what it assumes implicitly. You will also learn how to apply deductive and inductive standards for assessing arguments and how to detect and avoid fallacies.
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