Philosophy

Phil regularly teaches courses in philosophy at the University of Manitoba.

Course Information and other academic material will appear here from time to time.

Course offering for 2015 is a basic ordinary language logic course called “Critical Thinking”  Here’s the Syllabus, Critical thinking 2014-5.

Student written assignment checklist as slides: Phil’s Essay Checklist

PDF of checklist:  Phil Essay Requirements

Powerpoint presentations:

Phil 1290 Critical Thinking

1.  Phil 1290 Critical thinking:  introduction slides 2014

1.3 Basic concepts 2014

1.5 Counterexamples 2013

2.  fallacies of relevance 2013

3.  Fallacies of Ambiguity 2013

4.  fallacies of presumption 2013

5.  Phil’s Further Fallacies 2013

6.  Intro to syllogistic logic

7  .Propositional Logic

7.5  The dilemma.

8.  Induction

8.1 Updated Induction 2015

9.  pseudoscience

10. year end summary 2015

Other.

Bonus opportunity 2015 term:  students who complete all required sections of the e-text assignments are eligible for bonus grades:  Here are the required sections.

Required sections for bonus in E-Text.

Chap 1-3 ALL, Chap 4, Omit 4.4, Chap 5, omit 5.6, 5.7, Chap 6 omit 6.5, Chap 7 & 8 Omit.

Chap 9. 9.1 required. 9.2 & 9.2 recommended (especially for law school applicants).

Chap 10. All, Chap 11 & 12 Omit, Chap 13 All., Chap 14. Omit

 

For anyone interested, here is Phil’s masters thesis on honeybee language:

 

Sample handouts for Phil’s Critical thinking class:

Fall 2013: Prose Assignment #1:  Smart Phone Speach.

Fall 2013:  Prose Assignment 2: Critical Review:  ‘Evol. vs. God’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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