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Week
1

Week 1

15 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Course

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

Fallacies of Unclarity

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 71 min)
9 videos
Argument from the Heap7m
Vagueness8m
Conceptual Slippery Slopes6m
Fairness Slippery Slopes6m
Causal Slippery Slopes6m
Ambiguity8m
Semantic and Syntactic Ambiguity13m
Fallacies of Equivocation6m
7 practice exercises
Introduction to Fallacies30m
Vagueness30m
Slippery Slopes30m
Fairness Slippery Slopes30m
Causal Slippery Slopes30m
Semantic and Syntactic Ambiguity30m
Fallacies of Equivocation30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Fallacies of Relevance

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 68 min)
10 videos
Fallacies of Relevance: Ad Hominem8m
Silencers10m
Dismissers6m
Deniers6m
Appeals to Authority6m
Amplifiers4m
Supporters4m
Affirmers5m
Appeals to Popular Opinion3m
5 practice exercises
Dismissers30m
Deniers30m
Supporters30m
Affirmers30m
Appeals to Popular Opinion30m
2 hours to complete

Fallacies of Vacuity and Circularity

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min)
3 videos
Circularity and Begging the Question4m
Self-Sealers8m
3 practice exercises
Fallacies of Vacuity30m
Circularity and Begging the Question30m
Self-Sealers30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Refutation: Its Varieties and PItfalls

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 71 min)
7 videos
Refutation by Parallel Reasoning11m
False Dichotomy16m
Reductio Ad Absurdum7m
Counterexamples10m
Attacking a Straw Man12m
Why Walter Should Shave His Head6m
4 practice exercises
Refutation by Parallel Reasoning30m
Reductio Ad Absurdum30m
Counterexamples30m
Attacking a Straw Man30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Catch-Up and Final Quiz

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 5 min)
1 video
1 practice exercise
Final Exam30m

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