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About the Course

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 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 you can use probability to help 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....

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Sep 20, 2020

This was an excellent course. it really gets you thinking and allows you to take the tools learned to the workplace!! The instructors were great and do an excellent job of explaining!

Apr 29, 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,

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By Euclides J L V

Mar 20, 2018

Very useful course, taught with a very good didactics

By Maxiaoyan

Jul 13, 2017

very benificial, thanks to all the workers,

By Jane X

Nov 23, 2016

I think I can think better

By David B

Dec 3, 2020

Me encantó el curso :D

By Yuhua Y

Nov 19, 2017

very nice instruction

By tina s

Aug 28, 2016

excellent course

By Dieu N

Aug 19, 2020

Great course!

By Pham D D N

Jun 18, 2017

useful course

By matthew s

Mar 4, 2018

Excellent !

By Paccelli J M Z

Jul 4, 2018



Oct 5, 2020

thank you

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By Yaron K

Mar 7, 2020

Fascinating review of inductive reasoning. The "three circles" explanation of Sufficient and Necessary was clear. All the additional explanations just detracted from it.


Feb 23, 2021

Interesting course on reasoning which includes a little of mathematics (statistics) but also a whole lot of basic reasoning (common sense).

By Nick G

Mar 2, 2018

Fun and interesting! I'm debating a career change to either Computer Science or Law, so this is a great mental warm up for studying either.