Philosophy (PHIL) - Reasoning and Logical Argument

PHIL 2505  Reasoning and Logical Argument


Three hours of lecture per week.




The notions of definition, fallacy, propaganda and persuasion are discussed and related to techniques used by governments and advertising agencies in the pursuit of their goals. The formal properties of deductive reasoning - what can and cannot be done with the rules of logic - are outlined and applied to arguments in ordinary language.

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