Logical and Critical Thinking

Logical and Critical Thinking

Course provided by FutureLearn

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 32 hours study time

  • Cross-sector

  • Free

  • NA

  • Level NA

About this course

We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty, that fairness requires us to do some household chore, and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically. Free to register. Fee to certificate.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explore key concepts in logical and critical thinking.
  2. Apply key concepts in logical and critical thinking.
  3. Identify obstacles to logical and critical thinking.
  4. Identify the components of a good argument.
  5. Produce an argument in standard form.
  6. Classify deductive and non-deductive arguments.
  7. Evaluate arguments based on criteria such as validity, strength and cogency.
  8. Interpret scientific, moral and legal arguments.
  9. Develop an argument 'in the wild'.
  10. Assess arguments charitably.