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How to Reason Inductively 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: Think Again: How to Reason Inductively 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 what distinguishes inductive arguments from deductive arguments and then 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 probability can be used to help us make decisions of all sorts. 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 8-12, 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....



Apr 30, 2020

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,


Jun 22, 2017

This entire series was informative, engaging, and fun, and the thinking skills taught are so valuable.

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von Flavia O S d S L

May 09, 2020

Fantastic course! Course content very well defined and explanations very well placed. Congratulations for Walter, an awesome instructor! I learned a lot from the course, it really opened my mind to many life issues. I really learned probability in a playful way.

von Rajapaksha M A R

Apr 30, 2020

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,

von Nguyen T T

Sep 06, 2019

Awesome course with concentration on probability theory, thanks professor Walter

von Kohei

Dec 23, 2019

What I learned from this course is that philosophy can be applied to our daily life and professional work.

Through humorous presentations, Professor Armstrong introduced different types of inductive arguments such as causation and decision making. Although they are not a panacea for every problems I encounter, the materials on this course certainly help me to think clearly and hopeful to make better decisions. I would recommend this course for anyone who want to improve their thinking.

Looking forward to taking Think Again IV.

von Jae F

Jun 30, 2020

Very challenging but very informative in an informal, conversational format. I rented the coursebook and would have found so much more helpful if there were answer keys to the questions. I couldn't tell if I was doing the exercise correctly or not.

von Jorge V C

Jun 02, 2017

Very good and funny course. It's noticeable the effort put when doing this course, I congratulate the professor and his staff because their work helped us to learn and understand how to reason inductively properly.

Thank you very much!


Feb 09, 2020

There is a lot of information that I interact with daily but this course has given me an edge in processing it. With a great interest in scientific research, am glad to know what will and how it will make sense. Thank you.

von CHEN Y

Aug 27, 2018

Very useful course for presentation and decision making. The content is very clearly and humorously illustrated by the professor. Highly recommended.

von Nicanor B

Sep 15, 2017

Excellent Course and instructors. I feel proud and lucky to haven taken open my way of thinking and i think It will make people smart

von Dong L G

Dec 19, 2017

The professor is fun. He provide different examples to make his point clear and interesting. I enjoy his lessons very mucn!

von darius

Jun 19, 2018

Perfect course and presentation of material.Very good incorporation of mentors for discusion.Good job!

von Susan M

Jun 22, 2017

This entire series was informative, engaging, and fun, and the thinking skills taught are so valuable.

von Korbinian S

Jul 24, 2017

Extremely interisting topic with so many implications for any field. Walter is a born online teacher!

von Cristian N

Jun 03, 2017

Interesante, muy divertido y útil para la vida cotidiana. ¡Recomendable para cualquiera!

von Mihir G

Apr 16, 2018

Very effective teaching . It creates the power to judge arguments more accurately .

von Aanand

May 26, 2019

Course with fun and a deep insight into one of the most commonly used arguments

von Jasdeep

Jan 17, 2017

Great course to help understand principles of inductive reasoning; recommended!

von Sara A O K

Jul 01, 2019

Am sure I will take the other parts of this course, very interesting.

von Christian G

Aug 20, 2020

Fun and educational! A sense of humor goes a long way.

von Euclides J L V

Mar 21, 2018

Very useful course, taught with a very good didactics

von Maxiaoyan

Jul 13, 2017

very benificial, thanks to all the workers,

von Jane X

Nov 24, 2016

I think I can think better

von Yuhua Y

Nov 19, 2017

very nice instruction

von tina s

Aug 28, 2016

excellent course

von Dieu N

Aug 19, 2020

Great course!