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Welcome to the Course

Welcome to Think Again: How to Understand Arguments. This course is the first in a series of four courses jointly titled Think Again: How to Reason and Argue. We are excited that you are taking this course, and we hope that you will stick around for all four courses in the series, because there is a great deal of important material to learn. In the series as a whole, you will learn how to analyze and evaluate arguments and how to avoid common mistakes in reasoning. These important skills will be useful to you in deciding what to believe and what to do in all areas of your life. We will also have plenty of fun. The first part of this course introduces the series and the course. It also clarifies some peculiarities you may find with this course. We encourage you to watch the "Introduction to the Course" video first as it will help you learn more from the materials that come later. ...
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Video1 个视频
Reading1 个阅读材料
Course Logistics (Start Here)10分钟
完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 5 小时

How to Spot an Argument

CONTENT: In this week's material we will teach you how to identify arguments as opposed to abuse . We will define what an argument is, distinguish various purposes for which arguments are given (including persuasion, justification, and explanation), and discuss the material out of which arguments are made (language). The last three lectures this week are optional, but they are recommended for advanced students. LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this week’s material, you will be able to :define what an argument ispull arguments out of larger textsdistinguish various purposes of argumentsOPTIONAL READING: If you want more examples or more detailed discussions of these topics, we recommend Understanding Arguments, Ninth Edition<, Chapters 1-2....
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10 个视频 (总计 101 分钟), 10 个测验
Video10 个视频
What Is an Argument?7分钟
What are Arguments Used For? Justification5分钟
Strong Arguments Don't Always Persuade Everyone8分钟
What Else are Arguments Used For? Explanation13分钟
What are Arguments Made Of? Language14分钟
Meaning9分钟
Linguistic Acts7分钟
Speech Acts9分钟
Conversational Acts17分钟
Quiz10 个练习
Why Arguments Matter6分钟
What Is an Argument?20分钟
What are Arguments Used For? Justification8分钟
Strong Arguments Don't Always Persuade Everyone10分钟
What Else are Arguments Used For? Explanation16分钟
What are Arguments Made Of? Language8分钟
Meaning12分钟
Linguistic Acts8分钟
Speech Acts24分钟
Conversational Acts18分钟
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How to Untangle an Argument

CONTENT: This week’s material will focus on the special language in which arguments are formulated. We will investigate the functions of particular words, including premise and conclusion markers plus assuring, guarding, discounting, and evaluative terms. Identifying these words will enable students to separate arguments from the irrelevant verbiage that surrounds it and then to break the argument into parts and to identify what each part of an argument is doing. The lectures end with a detailed example that uses these tools to closely analyze an op-ed from a newspaper. LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this week’s material, you will be able to: understand three levels of meaning. identify argument markers OPTIONAL READING: If you want more examples or more detailed discussions of these topics, we recommend Understanding Arguments, Ninth Edition, Chapters 3-4. ...
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Standard Form3分钟
A Problem for Arguments12分钟
Assuring14分钟
Guarding8分钟
Discounting10分钟
Evaluation17分钟
Close Analysis (Part I)20分钟
Close Analysis (Part II)13分钟
More Close Analysis17分钟
Quiz9 个练习
Argument Markers22分钟
Standard Form12分钟
A Problem for Arguments4分钟
Assuring10分钟
Guarding10分钟
Discounting10分钟
Evaluation14分钟
Close Analysis (Part II)20分钟
More Close Analysis20分钟
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How to Reconstruct an Argument

CONTENT: This week’s material will teach you how to organize the parts of an argument in order to show how they fit into a structure of reasoning. The goal is to make the argument look as good as possible so that you can learn from it. We work through the main steps of reconstruction, including putting the premises and conclusion into a standard form, clarifying the premises and breaking them into parts, arranging the argument into stages or sub-arguments, adding suppressed premises where needed to make the argument valid, and assessing the argument for soundness. The lectures begin by defining the crucial notions of validity, soundness, and standard form. You will also learn to diagram alternative argument structures, including linear, branching, and joint structures. LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this week’s material, you will be able to: label assuring, guarding, discounting, and evaluative terms determine whether an argument is valid or sound complete arguments by adding suppressed premises reconstruct arguments by and series of arguments classify argument structuresOPTIONAL READING: If you want more examples or more detailed discussions of these topics, we recommend <em>Understanding Arguments, Ninth Edition, Chapter 5. ...
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Validity26分钟
Soundness4分钟
Get Down to Basics21分钟
Sharpen Edges17分钟
Organize Parts14分钟
A Student Example: A Debate About Smartphones in Class11分钟
Fill in Gaps22分钟
Conclude2分钟
An Example of Reconstruction (Part I)9分钟
An Example of Reconstruction (Part II)9分钟
An Example of Reconstruction (Part III)10分钟
Quiz9 个练习
Validity22分钟
Soundness (Part I)8分钟
Soundness (Part II)6分钟
Get Down to Basics14分钟
Sharpen Edges10分钟
Organize Parts16分钟
Fill in Gaps10分钟
Conclude6分钟
An Example of Reconstruction8分钟
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Catch-Up and Final Quiz

This week gives you time to catch up and review, because we realize that the previous weeks include a great deal of challenging material. It will also be provide enough time to take the final quiz as often as you want, with different questions each time. We explain the answers in each exam so that you can learn more and do better when you try the exam again. You may take the quiz as many times as you want in order to learn more and do better, with different questions each time. You will be able to retake the quiz three times every eight hours. You might not need to take more than one version of the exam if you do well enough on your first try. That is up to you. However many versions you take, we hope that all of the exams will provide additional learning experiences. ...
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创建者 FYJul 6th 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.

创建者 RHFeb 16th 2017

This is a very very engaging and applicable course, and is truly presented with 10/10 efficacy! I couldn't be more sincere and adamant in my recommendation, no matter who you are or what you do.

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