10 | CCN: 24444

Introduction to Practical Reasoning

Instructor: Nasser Zakariya,

4 Units

Human beings are often defined by their capacity to reason. But what is reason? Do animals, or even machines, reason? What are the limits of reason? This introductory course explores different forms of reasoning, from science, law, history, literature, among other fields. Topics include: deduction and induction, rule vs. case-based reasoning, evidence, hypothetical thinking, analogy-making, and narrative.