In the playlist above, Gregory Sadler presents a 24-lecture course on “Critical Thinking”–something the world could always use more of. Presented at Fayetteville State University, the course features lectures on topics like Deductive and Inductive Arguments, Fallacies, Rhetorical Devices, Appeals to Authority and much more. The textbook used (and referenced) in the course was Moore and Parker’s Critical Thinking. The individual lectures are as follows:
- Issues, Claims, Arguments
- Arguments and Non-Arguments
- Value Judgements
- Deductive and Inductive Arguments with Implicit Premises
- Complex Arguments, Unstated Premises
- Deductive and Inductive Arguments 1
- Deductive and Inductive Arguments 2
- Deductive and Inductive Arguments 3
- Fallacies of Composition and Division
- Information Sources
- Experts and Appeal to Authority
- Critical Thinking and Advertising
- Rhetorical Devices 1
- Rhetorical Devices 2
- Rhetorical Devices 3
- Fallacies 1
- Fallacies 2
- Fallacies 3
- Fallacies 4
- Fallacies 5
- Fallacies 6
- Inductive Arguments 1
- Inductive Arguments 2
- Inductive Arguments 3
Also find the complete playlist of lectures on YouTube here. Sadler’s YouTube channel features other courses and a wealth of philosophy lectures.
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Judging just by the list of lectures, it looks much more like mere logical thinking,than critical thinking. I see the former as a subcategory of the latter. However, it is a great and generous project. May many benefit.
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