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In this course you will develop critical thinking skills. Specifically, you'll learn
This is a hands-on course, that has direct and immediate applicability. You will be able to detect poor reasoning strategies in yourself and others, acquire greater clarity of thought, become more precise, and proficient at the presentation of arguments in defence of your beliefs.
What are you going to get out of this course? You will become aware of your own thinking processes and better able to detect hidden and false assumptions, you will become better communicators, open-minded, less judgmental, yet confident in your judgments.
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|Section 1: All About Your Instructor|
Elly's Credentials and Professional BackgroundPreview
|Section 2: Six Lessons on Critical Thinking|
Introduction to Critical ThinkingPreview
What is Critical Thinking?Preview
Rhetoric and Sophistry
Deductive versus Inductive Reasoning
|Section 3: Inductive Reasoning|
Evaluating Analogical Arguments
|Section 4: Good byes!|
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I love what I do! I knew I wanted to teach the moment I first set foot on university campus. I was compelled by the vibrancy of ideas that spurred people into action, incited conversation, and challenged everyday assumptions. The power of ideas to change people's lives has always had a gravitational pull on me. But philosophy has become professionalized and tucked away in the ivory tower of academic instruction. For ancient Greek thought, philosophy was a practical and everyday preoccupation inserting meaningfulness where despondence lurked.
These Udemy online courses are part of a project to revive the ancient Greek spirit and it is my hope that you will join me and become as passionate about philosophical discourse as I am.
As far as my credential go, I have a BA, MA and PhD in Philosophy. I have 24 years of experience teaching at the College level. Courses I have taught include, Ethics, Early Greek Philosophy, Plato and Aristotle, Existentialism and Philosophy of Education. I have experience teaching both in the traditional classroom (The American College of Greece, College Year in Athens and McGill University) and online (graduate program - Tiffin University). I also have a practice in Philosophical Counselling in Montreal where I consult both individuals and groups.