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Courses - Fall 2021
PHIL
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PHIL171
Reasoning For Humans: Clear Thinking in an Uncertain World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Credit only granted for: PHIL171 or PHIL218A.
Formerly: PHIL218A.
Reasoning is a transition in thought in which some beliefs or thoughts provide grounds or reasons for others. What makes certain transitions of thought rational or reasonable and others irrational or erratic is a major focus of investigation in diverse research areas, such as philosophy, logic, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and psychology. This course is an introduction to logic and probability with a focus on applications to the study of the foundations of human reasoning.