PHIL 105G Critical Thinking

PHIL 105G | Open Schedule | Semester One, Semester Two 2020 | Summer School 2020 | City Campus | 15 points


You will learn how to:

  • Systematically evaluate your beliefs and develop techniques to form good beliefs and avoid bad ones.
  • Recognise, reconstruct and evaluate arguments.
  • Identify and avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad beliefs. use basic logical tools to analyse arguments.

You will apply these skills in a number of areas including science, moral theories and law.

PHIL 105G is also offered online. Both the in-person and online versions of the course cover the same material, have access to the same resources and have the same assesment, including online videos, discussions, quizzes and activities. You can swap between online and traditional lecture/tutorial delivery as you need. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Detect bad reasoning, and understand why it is bad
  • Construct good and persuasive arguments
  • Recognise common mistakes in reasoning
  • Understand basic analytic philosophical terminology and methodology


Coursework (50%)
Final examination (50%)

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