EUCLID’s academic philosophy bears the imprint of this ideal. For this reason, 2 credits are assigned to this important course which is considered foundational.
Study of the basic skills of good reasoning needed for the intelligent and responsible conduct of life. Topics include: argument structure and identification, validity and strength of arguments, common fallacies of reasoning, use and abuse of language in reasoning, principles of fair play in argumentation.
For most students (ask your instructor if this requirement does not apply), this course will also use recorded video lectures.
- Credit value: 2 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
- Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
- Indicative duration (part-time): 4-6 week
- Certificate: Yes
Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Zotero instructions for EUCLID students
- identify fallacies and flawed argumentation
- articulate sound arguments
- use proper terminology
- analyze a debate or series of arguments
- present a convincing case on any topic.
Note: some of the terms to be mastered include (this is a very partial list):
- Inductive / Deductive
- Ad Hominem
- Straw man.
- Argumentation and Critical Thinking (Zarefsky)
- Philosopher’s Toolbox
- 42 Fallacies (LaBossiere)
- EUCLID compiled material