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Tools of thinking. Part 1 of 2 : understanding the world through experience and reason.

Author: James Hall; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2005.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Everyone has to think in order to function in the world, and this course will equip you with the tools to reason effectively in your pursuit of reliable beliefs and useful knowledge. Whether you are a budding philosopher searching for ultimate truths, a science student grappling with the nature of scientific proof, a new parent weighing conflicting child-rearing advice, or a concerned citizen making up your mind  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Hall; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 159803085X 9781598030853
OCLC Number: 73175880
Performer(s): Lecturer: Prof. James Hall, Thomas Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, University of Richmond.
Description: 2 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iii, 72 pages ; 22 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: Lecture 1. --
What are "tools of thinking"? --
Lecture 2. Which tools of thinking are basic? --
Lecture 3. Platonic intuition, memory, and reason --
Lecture 4. Intuition, memory, and reason : problems --
Lecture 5. Sense experience : a more modern take --
Lecture 6. Observation and immediate inferences --
Lecture 7. Further immediate inferences --
Lecture 8. Categorical syllogisms --
Lecture 9. Ancient logic in modern dress --
Lecture 10. Systematic doubt and rational certainty --
Lecture 11. The limits of sense experience --
Lecture 12. Inferences demand relevant evidence.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Other Titles: Understanding the world through experience and reason

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Everyone has to think in order to function in the world, and this course will equip you with the tools to reason effectively in your pursuit of reliable beliefs and useful knowledge. Whether you are a budding philosopher searching for ultimate truths, a science student grappling with the nature of scientific proof, a new parent weighing conflicting child-rearing advice, or a concerned citizen making up your mind about today's issues, Tools of Thinking will help you cut through deception and faulty reasoning to get closer to the essence of a matter.

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