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The "Red Herring" Fallacy
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com. This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled "Fallacies", which you can preview at the link above. Part 1: Introduction 1.1 What is a fallacy? 1.2 Categorizing fallacies: pros and cons 1.3 The rules of rational argumentation Part 2: Some Important Content Fallacies 2.1 Ad hominem (abusive) 2.2 Ad hominem (guilt by association) 2.3 Appeal to hypocrisy (tu quoque)) 2.4 Appeal to popular belief (or practice) 2.5 Appeal to authority 2.6 False dilemma 2.7 Slippery slope Part 3: Fallacies that Violate the Rules of Rational Argumentation 3.1 Straw figure 3.2 Red herring 3.3 Begging the question (narrow sense) 3.4 Begging the question (broad sense)
Views: 172338 Kevin deLaplante
Identifying Premises and Conclusions
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy Before you can analyze an argument you need to be sure that you've clearly identified the conclusion and the premises. This video discusses some of the challenges associated with this task.
Views: 110774 Kevin deLaplante
What is a Fallacy?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the basic concept of a fallacy.
Views: 66507 Kevin deLaplante
What is a Valid Argument?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy Validity is an important concept in logic. This video introduces the concept of a "valid" argument.
Views: 87067 Kevin deLaplante
Affirming the Consequent: A Formal Fallacy
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com. This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled "Common Valid and Invalid Argument Forms", which you can preview at the link above. List of Tutorials in the Course Part 1: Argument Forms Using Disjunctions (A or B) 1.1 Valid forms using "OR" 1.2 Invalid forms using "OR" Part 2: Argument Forms Using Conditionals (If A then B) 2.1 Modus ponens 2.2 Modus tollens 2.3 Hypothetical syllogism 2.4 Affirming the consequent 2.5 Denying the antecedent Part 3: Argument Forms Using Generalizations 3.1 Valid and invalid forms using "All" 3.2 Valid and invalid forms using "Some"
Views: 31892 Kevin deLaplante
The Gambler's Fallacy: The Basic Fallacy (1/6)
 
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This video is the first in a six-part series on the Gambler’s Fallacy. In this video I present the reasoning that leads to the Gambler’s Fallacy.
Views: 17056 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: A only if B
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video shows how to evaluate conditional statements of the form "A only if B"
Views: 12746 Kevin deLaplante
Modus Tollens
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled "Common Valid and Invalid Argument Forms", which you can preview and purchase at the link above. List of Tutorials in the Course Part 1: Argument Forms Using Disjunctions (A or B) 1.1 Valid forms using "OR" 1.2 Invalid forms using "OR" Part 2: Argument Forms Using Conditionals (If A then B) 2.1 Modus ponens 2.2 Modus tollens 2.3 Hypothetical syllogism 2.4 Affirming the consequent 2.5 Denying the antecedent Part 3: Argument Forms Using Generalizations 3.1 Valid and invalid forms using "All" 3.2 Valid and invalid forms using "Some"
Views: 45710 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: What is Logical Consistency
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of a "consistent" set of claims, one of the most important logical concepts.
Views: 30938 Kevin deLaplante
The Anchoring Effect: What is This Jacket Really Worth?
 
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This video is part of a larger introductory course on cognitive biases and critical thinking. The course has over 40 lectures and over 2.5 hours of video content. The course is available on Udemy. Click the link below to go directly to the course with a 50% discount off the retail price: http://kevindelaplante.com/Ugrade-Your-Mindware-50-OFF The course is also available at the Critical Thinker Academy, where you can find 20 hours of video tutorials on various topics related to logic, argumentation and critical thinking: http://kevindelaplante.com/ctacademy Follow the Critical Thinker Academy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CriticalThinkerAcademy/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevindeLaplante
Views: 10082 Kevin deLaplante
An Introduction to Bayes' Rule
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This is a sample video from my tutorial course on the Rules for Reasoning with Probabilities. This video shows how Bayes' Rule is derived from the general rule for conditional probabilities, plus the law of total probability. I work through two sample calculations to give an idea of how can be applied to solve problems.
Views: 71393 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: Contraries
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of the "contrary" of a claim, as a opposed to the "contradictory" of a claim.
Views: 10534 Kevin deLaplante
The Small Sample Fallacy
 
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This video introduces the “small sample fallacy”. It shows how statistically extreme results are a predictable result of small sample sizes, and describes a common error -- the mistaken belief that any statistically extreme result requires a causal explanation. Case studies discussed in the video include a discussion of kidney cancer rates in the United States, the Gates Foundation efforts to create better schools, and German bombing patterns on London during the "Blitz" (WWII).
Views: 19086 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: Introduction
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This is the introduction to a video series that teaches basic concepts of propositional logic.
Views: 100614 Kevin deLaplante
What is an Argument?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of an ARGUMENT as the term is used in logic and argumentation.
Views: 69003 Kevin deLaplante
What is a Good Argument? (Part I)
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video makes a first pass at a definition of a "good argument". More specifically, it introduces two conditions that any argument must satisfy to qualify as "good". This definition is refined in later videos.
Views: 36686 Kevin deLaplante
The "Straw Man" Fallacy
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com. This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled "Fallacies", which you can preview and purchase at the link above. Part 1: Introduction 1.1 What is a fallacy? 1.2 Categorizing fallacies: pros and cons 1.3 The rules of rational argumentation Part 2: Some Important Content Fallacies 2.1 Ad hominem (abusive) 2.2 Ad hominem (guilt by association) 2.3 Appeal to hypocrisy (tu quoque)) 2.4 Appeal to popular belief (or practice) 2.5 Appeal to authority 2.6 False dilemma 2.7 Slippery slope Part 3: Fallacies that Violate the Rules of Rational Argumentation 3.1 Straw figure 3.2 Red herring 3.3 Begging the question (narrow sense) 3.4 Begging the question (broad sense)
Views: 331797 Kevin deLaplante
Fallacies: Appeal to Hypocrisy
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled "Fallacies", which you can preview at the link above. Part 1: Introduction 1.1 What is a fallacy? 1.2 Categorizing fallacies: pros and cons 1.3 The rules of rational argumentation Part 2: Some Important Content Fallacies 2.1 Ad hominem (abusive) 2.2 Ad hominem (guilt by association) 2.3 Appeal to hypocrisy (tu quoque)) 2.4 Appeal to popular belief (or practice) 2.5 Appeal to authority 2.6 False dilemma 2.7 Slippery slope Part 3: Fallacies that Violate the Rules of Rational Argumentation 3.1 Straw figure 3.2 Red herring 3.3 Begging the question (narrow sense) 3.4 Begging the question (broad sense)
Views: 25801 Kevin deLaplante
What is a Good Argument (II)?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com. A sample video from the video tutorial course titled "Basic Concepts in Logic and Argumentation". You can preview the full course at the link above. Table of Contents Part 1: What is an Argument? 1.1 Definition of an argument 1.2 Definition of a claim, or statement 1.3 Definition of a good argument (I) 1.4 Identifying premises and conclusions Part 2: What is a Good Argument? 2.1 The truth condition 2.2 The logic condition 2.3 Valid vs invalid arguments 2.4 Strong vs weak arguments 2.5 Definition of a good argument (II) Part 3: Deductive versus Inductive Arguments 3.1 Deduction and valid reasoning 3.2 Induction and invalid reasoning 3.3 Induction and scientific reasoning
Views: 27604 Kevin deLaplante
How to Cite Sources: Citing Without Quoting
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled "How to Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism". Here's the table of contents: Part 1: What is Plagiarism? 1.1 Plagiarism: the Basic Definition 1.2 Downloading or Buying Whole Papers 1.3 Cutting and Pasting from Several Sources 1.4 Changing Some Words but Copying Whole Phrases 1.5 Paraphrasing Without Attribution 1.6 The Debate Over "Patchwriting" Part 2: How to Cite Sources 2.1 When Should I Cite a Source? 2.2 What Needs to be Cited? 2.3 How to Cite: Mark the Boundaries 2.4 Citing Exact Words 2.5 Citing a Longer Quotation 2.6 Citing a Source But Not Quoting 2.7 A Comment About "Common Knowledge" 2.8 Citation Styles: MLA, APA, CSE, Chicago, Turabian, oh my!
Views: 75010 Kevin deLaplante
Modus Ponens
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the valid argument form known as "modus ponens".
Views: 61442 Kevin deLaplante
What is a Deductive Argument?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of a "deductive argument" and how it relates to the logical concept of "validity".
Views: 32894 Kevin deLaplante
Hypothetical Syllogism
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video describes the valid argument form known variously as "hypothetical syllogism", "hypothetical argument", or "reasoning in a chain".
Views: 18667 Kevin deLaplante
Fallacies: Begging the Question (narrow sense)
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the fallacy known as "begging the question". It focuses on a form of the fallacy that is also known as "circular reasoning".
Views: 23437 Kevin deLaplante
The Critical Thinker 002: Self-Defense
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com Episode 002 of The Critical Thinker Podcast. This the video version of what I hope will be a weekly podcast. This episode I focus on critical thinking as a form of self-defense. Defense against what? Against the sophisticated manipulations and bad arguments used by people and institutions who are in the "influence business", whose job it is to make you believe and value what others want you to believe and value.
Views: 17123 Kevin deLaplante
What is an Inductive Argument?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com In this video we introduce the concept of an "inductive argument" as this term is commonly used in logic and philosophy (see my other video on "Induction and Science" for a discussion of how scientists commonly use the term, and it compares with the usage given here).
Views: 40210 Kevin deLaplante
What is a "STRONG" argument?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com A sample video from the video tutorial course titled "Basic Concepts in Logic and Argumentation". You can preview and purchase the full course at the web link above. Table of Contents Part 1: What is an Argument? 1.1 Definition of an argument 1.2 Definition of a claim, or statement 1.3 Definition of a good argument (I) 1.4 Identifying premises and conclusions Part 2: What is a Good Argument? 2.1 The truth condition 2.2 The logic condition 2.3 Valid vs invalid arguments 2.4 Strong vs weak arguments 2.5 Definition of a good argument (II) Part 3: Deductive versus Inductive Arguments 3.1 Deduction and valid reasoning 3.2 Induction and invalid reasoning 3.3 Induction and scientific reasoning
Views: 144497 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: Necessary and Sufficient
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video show how to interpret the conditional logic of claims of the form "A is necessary for B" and "A is sufficient for B".
Views: 13703 Kevin deLaplante
What is Inductive Logic?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video explains the distinction between "inductive logic" and "deductive logic".
Views: 41037 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: Contradictions
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of the "contradiction" in propositional logic.
Views: 11239 Kevin deLaplante
What is a Claim, Statement, or Proposition?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of a CLAIM, or STATEMENT, or PROPOSITION as the term is used in logic and argumentation.
Views: 41563 Kevin deLaplante
Cognitive Biases: What They Are, Why They're Important
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com As critical thinkers, it's important to understand how we OUGHT to reason. This is what we learn when we study logic, argumentation and other normative theories of reasoning. But it's equally important to understand how we IN FACT reason, how our minds ACTUALLY work. Every critical thinker should be familiar with the concept of a "cognitive bias". In this episode of The Critical Thinker podcast I give an overview of what cognitive biases are and why they're important. In the next episode I'll look at some examples of cognitive biases in action.
Views: 57381 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: Contradictories
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of the "contradictory" of a claim.
Views: 10118 Kevin deLaplante
How to Write a Good Argumentative Essay: Logical Structure
 
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https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays This is a sample video from a full video tutorial course that teaches you how to improve your academic essay writing. The course is hosted on Udemy. To learn more, preview a selection of videos, and get a HUGE DISCOUNT on the signup price, click the link below: https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays Many students enter college without the skills necessary to succeed simply because they were never properly taught how to write essays. This course aims to overcome this problem by offering a systemic framework for essay writing that removes the mystery and presents a clear path for moving from idea to outline to completed first draft. TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION A Brief Introduction to the Course SECTION 2: WHY ARE WRITING SKILLS SO IMPORTANT? Good Writers Rule the World SECTION 3: WHAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO IMPROVE MY ESSAY WRITING? The Craft of Writing from 20,000 Feet The Most Efficient Way to Dramatically Improve Your Essay Writing Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion: Why Are Essays Written This Way? How Essay Style is Related to Essay Structure SECTION 4: HOW SHOULD I APPROACH THE WRITING PROCESS? Writing for Discovery versus Writing for Presentation Why Rewriting is Important (And Why Students Don’t Think So) How to Deal with Writer’s Anxiety and Writer’s Block SECTION 5: WHAT IS MY IDEAL WRITING WORKFLOW? The Right Way to Think About Outlining My Ideal Writing Workflow Tools for Mind-Mapping, Outlining and Drafting The Writing Tools I Use: A Quick Introduction to Scrivener SECTION 6: WHAT DOES A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ESSAY WRITING LOOK LIKE? Two Kinds of Structure to Keep in Mind A Structured Approach to Essay Writing Using Scrivener A Short Essay Demo Using a Structured Essay Writing Template SECTION 7: FOLLOW ALONG AS I WRITE A REAL COLLEGE ESSAY FROM START TO FINISH Part1: The Assignment Part 2: Initial Research Part 3: Outlining Part 4: Drafts Part 5: References and Citations SECTION 8: HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY WRITING STYLE? The Number One Misconception About Writing Style Oratorical Style, Prophetic Style and Romantic Style Practical Style, Reflexive Style and Academic Style Classic Style: Prose as a Window Into the World Classic Style as an Antidote to Bad Writing SECTION 9: HOW TO WRITE A GOOD ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY The Minimal Five-Part Structure of a Good Argumentative Essay Writing the Introduction Writing the Conclusion The Essay: “Should Teachers Be Allowed to Ban Laptops in Classrooms? Analysis: The Introduction Analysis: First Argument Analysis: Second Argument Analysis: Third Argument Analysis of the Main Body: Evaluation and Recommendations Analysis: Conclusion The Essay: An Improved Version SECTION 10: WHAT IS PLAGIARISM AND HOW CAN I AVOID IT? What is Plagiarism? Downloading and Buying Whole Papers Cutting and Pasting from Several Sources Changing Some Words But Copying Whole Phrases Paraphrasing Without Attribution The Debate Over Patchwriting SECTION 11: HOW SHOULD I CITE SOURCES IN MY ESSAY? When Should I Cite a Source? What Needs to be Cited? How to Cite: Mark the Boundaries Citing Exact Words Citing a Longer Quotation Citing a Source But Not Quoting Do I Have to Cite Information That is “Common Knowledge”? Citation Styles: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, oh my! SECTION 12: WRAPPING UP Thank You GET A HUGE DISCOUNT ON THIS COURSE: https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/philosophyfreak?sub_confirmation=1
Views: 777302 Kevin deLaplante
Critical Thinking About Coincidences (1/5)
 
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This is the introductory video of a five-part series on critical thinking about coincidences. This video sets up the main critical thinking challenge, which is to distinguish coincidences that are the inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, from coincidences that might be evidence of design or other external forces.
Views: 5328 Kevin deLaplante
Avoiding Plagiarism: When Should I Cite a Source?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video discusses the conditions under which you need to cite a source when writing an essay or paper.
Views: 20853 Kevin deLaplante
TCT 010: Critical Thinking's Dirty Secret
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com Episode 010 of The Critical Thinker podcast. Anyone who's taught critical thinking for a while knows a dirty secret -- critical thinking can't be taught! Or rather, one of the most important components of critical thinking can't be taught. In this episode I talk about the importance of BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE for critical thinking.
Views: 7432 Kevin deLaplante
Probability: Why Learn This Stuff?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This discusses several reasons why one might want to learn something about the philosophy of probability and the rules for reasoning with probabilities.
Views: 8967 Kevin deLaplante
The Writing Tools I Use: Scrivener and Evernote
 
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View the FULL LIST of videos in this tutorial series for FREE: http://criticalthinkeracademy.com/courses/a-essays Learn how you can support the Critical Thinker Academy and access bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/KevindeLaplante TABLE OF CONTENTS (Over FOUR HOURS of video) 1. WHY ARE WRITING SKILLS IMPORTANT? Why Good Writers Rule the World 2. WHAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO IMPROVE MY ESSAY WRITING? The Craft of Writing from 20,000 Feet The Most Efficient Way to Dramatically Improve Your Essay Writing Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion: Why Are Essays Written This Way? How Essay Style is Related to Essay Structure 3. HOW SHOULD I APPROACH THE WRITING PROCESS? Writing to PRESENT vs Writing to DISCOVER Why Rewriting is Important (and why students don’t think so) How to Deal With Writer’s Anxiety and Writer’s Block 4. WHAT DOES A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ESSAY WRITING LOOK LIKE? Two Kinds of Structure to Keep in Mind A Structured Approach to Essay Writing Using SCRIVENER A Short Essay Demo Using a Structured Essay Writing Template 5. FOLLOW ALONG AS I WRITE A REAL COLLEGE ESSAY FROM START TO FINISH Part 1: The Assignment Part 2: Research Part 3: Outlining Part 4: Drafts Part 5: References 6. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY WRITING STYLE? The #1 Misconception About Writing Style Oratorical Style, Prophetic Style, and Romantic Style Practical Style, Reflexive Style, and Academic Style Classic Style: Prose as a Window Into the World Classic Style as an Antidote to Bad Writing
Views: 11588 Kevin deLaplante
The Critical Thinker 003: Empowerment
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com In this episode of The Critical Thinker podcast, I talk about how learning critical thinking skills can EMPOWER people by helping them become more effective persuaders and influencers.
Views: 11899 Kevin deLaplante
Interpretations of the Probability Concept: Why We Need Them
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This is a sample video from my tutorial course titled "What is Probability?". Click the link above to see the full table of contents on CriticalThinkerAcademy.com. Probability concepts are important in everyday reasoning about chance and uncertainty, in the formal methods of inductive logic and scientific reasoning, and in philosophical arguments of many different kinds. This course focuses on the MEANING of probability, how to understand the different things that people mean, or what scientists or mathematicians mean, when they use expressions like "the odds of getting a 2 on a dice roll is 1/6", or "the probability of precipitation is 60%", or "the probability of the atom decaying in one hour is 50%". There are, in fact, several different views of how such language should be interpreted. Becoming familiar with these views will help you to think more clearly and critically about situations where probability concepts arise. Table of Contents: Part 1: Introduction 1.1 Probability: Why Learn This Stuff? 1.2 What is Inductive Logic? 1.3 Probability as a Mathematical Object vs. What That Object Represents Part 2: Interpretations of The Concept of Probability 2.1 Classical Probability 2.2 Logical Probability 2.3 Frequency Interpretations 2.4 Subjective Probability 2.5 Propensity Interpretations
Views: 10904 Kevin deLaplante
Denying the Antecedent: A Formal Fallacy
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the formal fallacy known as "denying the antecedent".
Views: 8430 Kevin deLaplante
Fallacies that Violate Rules of Rational Argumentation
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com Some fallacies are purely logical, some rely on false premises, but there are other types of fallacies that are best viewed as violations of basic rules or conditions that are required to have a genuinely rational discussion.
Views: 13702 Kevin deLaplante
Fallacies: Appeal to Popular Belief
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the fallacies known as "appeal to popular belief" and "appeal to popular practice".
Views: 17597 Kevin deLaplante
5 Reasons to Major in Philosophy
 
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Learn how to think, not what to think, at the Critical Thinker Academy! http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com Philosophy has a reputation for being an impractical major. In this video I show why this view is mistaken. Why major in philosophy? Here are five reasons I discuss in the video: 1. It has intrinsic value. 2. It's what a liberal arts education ought to be. 3. Employers are looking for these skills. 4. Your income expectations are higher than you might think. 5. It's the ideal springboard degree.
Views: 107615 Kevin deLaplante
Valid Argument Forms Using OR
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video discusses logically valid arguments that use "OR". This valid argument form is sometimes called "disjunctive argument" or "disjunctive syllogism".
Views: 9069 Kevin deLaplante
Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite?
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com Most students understand that they have to cite a source when the use a direct quote, but many don't understand that they also have to cite the ideas of others, even when they're not quoting. This is a sample video from a video tutorial course titled "How to Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism". You can find this and other tutorial courses at http://www.criticalthinkingtutorials.com. Here's the table of contents: Part 1: What is Plagiarism? 1.1 Plagiarism: the Basic Definition 1.2 Downloading or Buying Whole Papers 1.3 Cutting and Pasting from Several Sources 1.4 Changing Some Words but Copying Whole Phrases 1.5 Paraphrasing Without Attribution 1.6 The Debate Over "Patchwriting" Part 2: How to Cite Sources 2.1 When Should I Cite a Source? 2.2 What Needs to be Cited? 2.3 How to Cite: Mark the Boundaries 2.4 Citing Exact Words 2.5 Citing a Longer Quotation 2.6 Citing a Source But Not Quoting 2.7 A Comment About "Common Knowledge" 2.8 Citation Styles: MLA, APA, CSE, Chicago, Turabian, oh my!
Views: 153910 Kevin deLaplante
How to Write an Introduction to an Argumentative Essay
 
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https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays This is a sample video from a full video tutorial course that teaches you how to improve your academic essay writing. The course is hosted on Udemy. To learn more, preview a selection of videos, and get a HUGE DISCOUNT on the signup price, click the link below: https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays Many students enter college without the skills necessary to succeed simply because they were never properly taught how to write essays. This course aims to overcome this problem by offering a systemic framework for essay writing that removes the mystery and presents a clear path for moving from idea to outline to completed first draft. TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION A Brief Introduction to the Course SECTION 2: WHY ARE WRITING SKILLS SO IMPORTANT? Good Writers Rule the World SECTION 3: WHAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO IMPROVE MY ESSAY WRITING? The Craft of Writing from 20,000 Feet The Most Efficient Way to Dramatically Improve Your Essay Writing Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion: Why Are Essays Written This Way? How Essay Style is Related to Essay Structure SECTION 4: HOW SHOULD I APPROACH THE WRITING PROCESS? Writing for Discovery versus Writing for Presentation Why Rewriting is Important (And Why Students Don’t Think So) How to Deal with Writer’s Anxiety and Writer’s Block SECTION 5: WHAT IS MY IDEAL WRITING WORKFLOW? The Right Way to Think About Outlining My Ideal Writing Workflow Tools for Mind-Mapping, Outlining and Drafting The Writing Tools I Use: A Quick Introduction to Scrivener SECTION 6: WHAT DOES A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ESSAY WRITING LOOK LIKE? Two Kinds of Structure to Keep in Mind A Structured Approach to Essay Writing Using Scrivener A Short Essay Demo Using a Structured Essay Writing Template SECTION 7: FOLLOW ALONG AS I WRITE A REAL COLLEGE ESSAY FROM START TO FINISH Part1: The Assignment Part 2: Initial Research Part 3: Outlining Part 4: Drafts Part 5: References and Citations SECTION 8: HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY WRITING STYLE? The Number One Misconception About Writing Style Oratorical Style, Prophetic Style and Romantic Style Practical Style, Reflexive Style and Academic Style Classic Style: Prose as a Window Into the World Classic Style as an Antidote to Bad Writing SECTION 9: HOW TO WRITE A GOOD ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY The Minimal Five-Part Structure of a Good Argumentative Essay Writing the Introduction Writing the Conclusion The Essay: “Should Teachers Be Allowed to Ban Laptops in Classrooms? Analysis: The Introduction Analysis: First Argument Analysis: Second Argument Analysis: Third Argument Analysis of the Main Body: Evaluation and Recommendations Analysis: Conclusion The Essay: An Improved Version SECTION 10: WHAT IS PLAGIARISM AND HOW CAN I AVOID IT? What is Plagiarism? Downloading and Buying Whole Papers Cutting and Pasting from Several Sources Changing Some Words But Copying Whole Phrases Paraphrasing Without Attribution The Debate Over Patchwriting SECTION 11: HOW SHOULD I CITE SOURCES IN MY ESSAY? When Should I Cite a Source? What Needs to be Cited? How to Cite: Mark the Boundaries Citing Exact Words Citing a Longer Quotation Citing a Source But Not Quoting Do I Have to Cite Information That is “Common Knowledge”? Citation Styles: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, oh my! SECTION 12: WRAPPING UP Thank You GET A HUGE DISCOUNT ON THIS COURSE: https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/philosophyfreak?sub_confirmation=1
Views: 273656 Kevin deLaplante
Propositional Logic: Conjunctions
 
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http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video introduces the concept of a "conjunction", a compound claim of the form "A and B".
Views: 20053 Kevin deLaplante
Why Good Writers Rule the World
 
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View the FULL LIST of videos in this tutorial series for FREE: http://criticalthinkeracademy.com/courses/a-essays Learn how you can support the Critical Thinker Academy and access bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/KevindeLaplante TABLE OF CONTENTS (Over FOUR HOURS of video) 1. WHY ARE WRITING SKILLS IMPORTANT? Why Good Writers Rule the World 2. WHAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO IMPROVE MY ESSAY WRITING? The Craft of Writing from 20,000 Feet The Most Efficient Way to Dramatically Improve Your Essay Writing Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion: Why Are Essays Written This Way? How Essay Style is Related to Essay Structure 3. HOW SHOULD I APPROACH THE WRITING PROCESS? Writing to PRESENT vs Writing to DISCOVER Why Rewriting is Important (and why students don’t think so) How to Deal With Writer’s Anxiety and Writer’s Block 4. WHAT DOES A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ESSAY WRITING LOOK LIKE? Two Kinds of Structure to Keep in Mind A Structured Approach to Essay Writing Using SCRIVENER A Short Essay Demo Using a Structured Essay Writing Template 5. FOLLOW ALONG AS I WRITE A REAL COLLEGE ESSAY FROM START TO FINISH Part 1: The Assignment Part 2: Research Part 3: Outlining Part 4: Drafts Part 5: References 6. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY WRITING STYLE? The #1 Misconception About Writing Style Oratorical Style, Prophetic Style, and Romantic Style Practical Style, Reflexive Style, and Academic Style Classic Style: Prose as a Window Into the World Classic Style as an Antidote to Bad Writing
Views: 6496 Kevin deLaplante

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