Course Details

Logical Self-Defense

Course Code GSGE-123
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

Ordinary language is highly deceptive, filled with tricks for the unwary and sophisticated uses of subtle words and phrases which often mislead the unsuspecting. Learn how to distinguish types of language, such as descriptive, explanation, and argument, to see how arguments are used to persuade and convince. Sharpen your thinking skills by examining good and poor arguments as used in everyday life - in advertising, science, and law. Develop skill by practising with the three conditions of good argument: acceptability, relevance, and good grounds.