Philosophy

PHIL 140.3 (96)

Critical Thinking

CRN: 23852

Term: 2 (3 lecture hours)

Time: Wednesday, 7:00 pm - 9:50 pm

Professor: Derek Postnikoff

Description:

Critical thinking is like martial arts for your mind.  By thinking about how we think, we aim to improve both our mental strength and control, thereby helping us better recognize and defend against faulty reasoning, thoughtlessness, and malicious mental manipulation.  Critical thinking is about helping you take active control of your rationality, thereby allowing you to do your part to make the world more reasonable.  The methods of critical thinking are widely applicable throughout both academic and non-academic life: there is no one who would not benefit from taking this course!

Note:

Students with credit for PHIL 240, 241, 243 or CMPT 260 may not take this course for credit. To receive credit for PHIL 140, 240, 241, 243, or CMPT 260, students must take PHIL 140 prior to the above-mentioned courses.

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