Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them? In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good. Such skills are invaluable if you are concerned about the truth of your beliefs, and the cogency of your arguments.
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Aâaaaaaaaaaa
Feb 22 '18
Rating:   10
Note the few mistakes in the slides

Hope the teacher could correct the few mistakes in the slides. She corrected them in her speeches, but if people are just scanning through the slides, it can be quite confusing.

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Holliwoodinc
Nov 15 '17
Rating:   10
Wonderful!

Absolutely brilliant set of lectures! An invaluable resource for anyone who has any interest in improving themselves intellectually.

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iiojji
Jun 18 '17
Rating:   4
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Rowan Lane
May 9 '16
Rating:   2
Meh

Sound quality is sometimes bad. Lecturer allows themself to be frequently interrupted and taken on tangents by students, which is difficult to follow as we cannot hear what the students are saying. The lecture relies heavily on graphics being shown, yet this is merely an audio recording, and while slides are given separately, it is rarely easy to know what slide the lecturer is referring to. Lecturer is also given to supplying the class with incorrect examples only to come back and correct them moments later, as well as giving examples and then immediately saying "that's a bad example" without often offering a better one.I have no doubt this professor is learned but there are things you need to do to make an audio class work, and this one doesn't.

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Pearlthepig
May 12 '15
Rating:   6
Audio Only is at best 50% content

The topic was very interesting and the professor delivered the information well. The format for audio only was a problem because a large portion of the information relied on being able to see the content. Additionally as other reviewers have pointed out you could only hear at the professor, not the students. Since the professor encourage discussion, the audio listener really misses a lot of the content.

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IsaacThePlatypus
Nov 21 '13
Rating:   8
Very Good, But Audio Only

This course was absolutely incredible. I really learned a lot from it, and it is easy to understand the subject, even for a beginner. A lot of this is due to the teacher; Marianne Talbot. She is incredible, very easy to understand, enjoyable to listen to and very passionate about what she is teaching.The only problem is that it is audio only (a video version is available, but this is the audio one) and a few times she refers to something she has written down, presumably on a blackboard. Thankfully the slides she uses are included, so often after a little guessing, you can figure out what she is saying. It happens very rarely, but is worth a mention, and is the reason I rated 4/5 instead of 5/5.I recommend this course highly to anyone interested in the subject.

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Josh46784425689
Dec 21 '12
Rating:   4
Not a good use of time

This class suffers from bad audio. It's not a strong approach to the material to begin with. It's slow. It's boring. It takes strong powers of concentration to follow. There is a lot of dead air. As an alternative I suggest the Coursera class "Think Again: How to Reason and Argue." Its web targetted material, its more engaging, has better pacing, covers more material and etc.

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Koolaid Mane
Dec 19 '12
Rating:   10
A+ 9.7 OF 10 - BREIF LEARNING CURVE ID EST HARD TO KEEP UP, GIVEN THE VISUAL REFERENCES AT 1ST

I THOUGHT THE LECTURES WERE VERY HELPFUL AND HAVE GIVEN ME AN ADDITIONAL BASIS TO HELP FORMULATE ADDITIONAL THESIS IN LIFE…. NOTHING TO INTENSE… WELL…. -REGARDLESS THIS LOGIC COURSE WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS TO EXPLAIN THAT STATEMENTS ARE JUST LIKE MATH EQUATIONS…. GIVEN A TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF VALIDITY IN ARGUMENT… YOU CAN BULID ANY CONCEPT IMAGINABLE FOLLOWING THE AXIOMATIC LOGIC HEREIN.

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JrWho1
Dec 17 '12
Rating:   8
Good, but a bit too much fluff

The instructor is entertaining, but I feel as though there is a bit too much fluff and the material could have been looked over quicker.

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214356
Oct 2 '12
Rating:   4
Too Much Work!

Unfortunately the quality of this recording made it almost unusable for me.Between the lecturer talking about things written and not verbally described and the incessant class discussion (none of which could be heard!)...it was just too much trouble trying to pull something useful from the course.I suspect the info is there...but what a pain trying to get it!

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bengunnus
Sep 2 '11
Rating:   10
Great Class

I had this class 20 yes ago at a local university. I enjoyed it then and am enjoying it even more now. The instructor is very easy to follow and is complete in her teachings. I think it's first class lectures.

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Chester Lee
Dec 19 '10
Rating:   10
Mind blown.

I'm 15, Year 10, and this IS the first iTunes U lecture I downloaded.I was mind-blown.I understood the basic concepts from the lecture but this philosophy is so in-depth that I haven't even thought about things as abstract as such. You won't see the world ever again the same way.

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