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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Reasoning Skills

Enrolment code: HPA275/375

Offered: Distance education: semester 1 [by internet]

Unit description:

A study of reasoning and argumentation, giving students a practical introduction to reasoning skills useful beyond philosophy, as well as a philosophical appreciation of argumentation and an introduction to the art of the philosopher. The unit focuses not only on traditional logic but on a range of approaches applicable to different situations. It covers styles of philosophical reasoning, everyday reasoning, scientific reasoning, economic reasoning, moral reasoning, and others. It also covers fallacies, the concept of validity and the appropriate way to think about it.

Staff Dr P Dowe For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern choice of print-based or web-based delivery Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 in any discipline  
Mutual exclusions HPS275/375  
Assessment mode final 2-hr exam (40%), tutorial (15%), 3x1,000-word assignments (15% ea) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc contact School for details Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy
Logic and Philosophy of Science
 
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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