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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
15 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 video (Total 5 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Course Logistics (Start Here)10m
6 hours to complete

Inductive Arguments

9 videos (Total 129 min), 8 quizzes
9 videos
Generalizations from Samples9m
When are Generalizations Strong?20m
Applying Generalizations17m
Another Example of Applying Generalizations (Optional)16m
Inference to the Best Explanation8m
Which Explanation Is Best?14m
A Student Example of Inference to the Best Explanation8m
Arguments from Analogy18m
8 practice exercises
What Is Induction?24m
Generalizations from Samples10m
When are Generalizations Strong?24m
Applying Generalizations24m
Inference to the Best Explanation20m
Which Explanation Is Best?20m
A Student Example: Inference to the Best Explanation6m
Arguments from Analogy30m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Causal Reasoning

9 videos (Total 100 min), 8 quizzes
9 videos
Negative Sufficient Condition Tests9m
Positive Sufficient Condition Tests10m
Negative Necessary Condition Tests4m
Positive Necessary Condition Tests6m
Complex Conditions11m
Correlation Versus Causation20m
Causal Fallacies5m
A Student Example: Causal Reasoning About Chocolate15m
8 practice exercises
Causal Reasoning24m
Negative Sufficient Condition Tests22m
Positive Sufficient Condition Tests6m
Negative Necessary Condition Tests20m
Positive Necessary Condition Tests4m
Complex Conditions18m
Correlation Versus Causation14m
Causal Fallacies8m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Chance and Choice

10 videos (Total 117 min), 9 quizzes
10 videos
What Is Probability?8m
Negation2m
Conjunction12m
Disjunction9m
Series6m
Bayes Theorem (Optional)28m
Expected Financial Value13m
Expected Overall Value10m
The Sausage Argument: A Student Argument About Decision Making13m
9 practice exercises
Why Probability Matters8m
What Is Probability?18m
Negation14m
Conjunction30m
Disjunction32m
Series8m
Bayes Theorem (Optional)42m
Expected Financial Value18m
Expected Overall Value10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Catch-Up and Final Quiz

1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz1h
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Top reviews from Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively

By DDJun 19th 2018

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

By SMJun 22nd 2017

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

Instructors

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Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

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Philosophy
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Dr. Ram Neta

Professor
Philosophy

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“Somewhere in the first couple weeks of the course, I was ruminating over some concept or perhaps over one of the homework exercises and suddenly it occurred to me, "'Is this what thinking is?" Just to clarify, I come from a thinking family and have thought a lot about various concepts and issues throughout my life and career...but somehow I realized that, even though I seemed to be thinking all the time, I hadn't been doing this type of thinking for quite some time...so, thanks!”

    

“The rapport between Dr. Sinott-Armstrong and Dr. Neta and their senses of humor made the lectures engaging and enjoyable. Their passion for the subject was apparent and they were patient and thorough in their explanations.”



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