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THINKING ABOUT REASONING AND ARGUMENT

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The purpose of this group is to explore, discuss, and understand some important conditions of good and flawed argument. We employ as a resource Mark Battersby’s book Is That a Fact? (Second edition, Broadview Press 2016).

Participants will obtain and read Battersby’s book, seek examples relevant to our study, and engage in discussions about related topics such as selectivity in social media, and conspiracy theories. The facilitator will also describe and explain important fallacies such as appeals to ignorance, faulty analogy, false dichotomy, and begging the question.

When:Meetings will be Thursday afternoons; every two weeks with one exception in October. (Please note.)
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Dates:September 8 and 22; October 13 and 27; November 10 and 24.
Where:

Venue: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church rm. 216
Note: If COVID restrictions are re-imposed, meetings will be shifted to Zoom.

Facilitator:Trudy Govier
 

Minimum: 6
Maximum: 12
No drop-ins please
Waitlist will be maintained

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Trudy is a retired philosophy professor (University of Lethbridge), who has successfully facilitated many groups for CALL. She is the author of a number of articles and books, including A Practical Study of Argument, of which there are seven editions with the most recent still in print.


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