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  • Course No: HS 209
  • Course: B.Tech
  • Semester: V
  • Title: Critical Thinking
  • Stream: English
  • Description:

    Introduction: nature and scope; basic concepts: truth and validity, arguments, premises; language: words and meanings, intention and extension of terms, definitional techniques; propositions: components, quality, quantity and distribution; immediate inferences: conversion, obversion, square of opposition; mediate inferences: categorical syllogisms � form, mood, figure, rules of inference; hypothetical and disjunctive syllogisms; propositional logic: symbols and translation, truth functions, truth tables for arguments; inductive reasoning; fallacies: formal, informal; philosophy and critical thinking: Indian and western

  • Text:

    1.L. Vaughn, The Power of Critical Thinking, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.2.P. J. Hurley, A Concise Introduction to Logic, London: Wadsworth, 2000.

  • Course References:

    1.I. M. Copi, Introduction to Logic, New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India