LR 201 Logical Reasoning and Research

3 units
5 ceus

Purpose: This course is designed to teach the student how to think logically, how to do research, how to avoid logical fallacies, how to recognize faulty research and how to recognize urban legends. The course will help the student avoid falling victim to scams, wishful thinking, and other errors.

Course Requirements: To accomplish the above mentioned goals the student will be required to read the lectures below, plus selections from the course text books. Then the student will be required to answer, in essay form, the questions found at the end of the lectures.

Time Requirements: LR201 Logical Reasoning and Research is designed to be completed in one quarter.


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Introduction to Logic
Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen / Hardcover / Published 1997

The Modern Researcher ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Jacques Barzun, Henry F. Graff / Hardcover / Published 1992

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The Problem of Knowledge

Kinds of Knowledge
Rationalism vs. Empiricism
The Nature of Knowing
Logic and the Laws of Thought
Epistemological Issues
The Nature of Linguistic Meaning
The Verifiability Theory of Meaning
Scientific Method
The Problem of Induction
The Knowledge Situation
Theories of Knowledge

Logical Reasoning

Inductive Argument
Deductive Argument
Logical Falacies


How the Mind Seeks Truth