About this Specialization

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By taking Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking you will improve your ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and also to construct arguments of your own in order to convince others and to help you decide what to believe or do. This specialization introduces general standards of good reasoning and offers tools to improve your critical thinking skills. These skills will help you determine when an argument is being given, what its crucial parts are, and what it assumes implicitly. You will also learn how to apply deductive and inductive standards for assessing arguments and how to detect and avoid fallacies.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
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English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 5 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments

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2,571 ratings
694 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively

4.4
stars
317 ratings
53 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively

4.8
stars
239 ratings
43 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Think Again IV: How to Avoid Fallacies

4.7
stars
262 ratings
44 reviews

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Duke University

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