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Mastering Logical Fallacies

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Mastering Logical Fallacies

Mastering Logical Fallacies
Last updated 12/2016
MP4 | Video: h264, 1280x720 | Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz
Language: English | Size: 1.84 GB | Duration: 5h 9m

The Online Course Based on the Book, "Logically Fallacious"

What you'll learn
notice an improvement in their reasoning and ability to make better decisions
recognize bad arguments more easily
articulate why an argument is bad
understand over 100 of the most common logical fallacies
Students are expected to have a high-school level vocabulary and reading comprehension in the English language.
This is a crash course, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this course is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. 
Significantly Improve the Way You Reason and Make Decisions
Learn how to recognize bad argumentsBe able to articulate why an argument is badLearn important details on over 100 of the most common logical fallacies
Mastering Logical Fallacies
Fallacies have been around since the ancient Greek philosophers, and perhaps since the dawn of communication. Since the advent of social media, they seem to be around a lot more. Through mastering logical fallacies, you can not only correct others when they display a lapse in reasoning, but you can prevent yourself from making similar reasoning faux pas. You will be doing your part in making the world a more reasonable place.
Unlike other mentions of logical fallacies, the instructor goes into depth discussing many of the cognitive aspects of why we commit these fallacies and why we fall for them, offering academic insight in the world of logical fallacies.
Contents and Overview
This course contains 92 lectures and over 5 and a half hours of content. Each section concludes with a quiz that will help you remember what has been learned.
While this course is written for the layperson, some concepts which may be new to you but play an important role in reasoning are introduced, in section1 we will cover the basics of reasoning, arguments, beliefs, fallacies, rationality, and being a smart-ass. In sections 2–18 we will go over in detail the most common logical fallacies, the variations of those fallacies, psychological reasons behind them, examples, and exceptions. 
By the end of this course, you should be more confident in your ability to engage in rational arguments as well as present your own arguments.


Section 1: Introduction to Logical Fallacies

Lecture 1 Introduction to Section 1

Lecture 2 Reason and Rationality

Lecture 3 What is an Argument?

Lecture 4 How Beliefs are Formed

Lecture 5 What is a Fallacy?

Lecture 6 On Being a Smart-Ass

Lecture 7 Fallacies: Who Commits Them?

Section 2: Ad Hominem

Lecture 8 Introduction to Section 2

Lecture 9 Ad Hominem (Circumstantial)

Lecture 10 Ad Hominem (Guilt by Association)

Lecture 11 Ad Hominem (Tu quoque)

Lecture 12 Ad Hominem (Abusive)

Lecture 13 Poisoning the Well

Section 3: Appeal to Common Belief

Lecture 14 Introduction to Section 3

Lecture 15 Appeal to Common Belief

Lecture 16 Wisdom of the Crowd

Section 4: Fallacies and Religion

Lecture 17 Introduction to Section 4

Lecture 18 Appeal to Faith

Lecture 19 Appeal to Heaven

Lecture 20 Magical Thinking

Lecture 21 Spiritual Fallacy

Section 5: Deception Through Confusion

Lecture 22 Introduction to Section 5

Lecture 23 Introduction to the Deception Fallacies

Lecture 24 Ambiguity Fallacy vs. Equivocation

Lecture 25 Use-Mention Error

Section 6: Fallacies of Authority

Lecture 26 Introduction to Section 6

Lecture 27 Appeal to Authority

Lecture 28 Appeal to Celebrity

Lecture 29 Anonymous Authority

Lecture 30 Blind Authority

Lecture 31 Just Because Fallacy

Section 7: Fallacies of Emotion

Lecture 32 Introduction to Section 7

Lecture 33 Appeal to Emotion

Lecture 34 Appeal to Desperation

Lecture 35 Appeal to Fear

Lecture 36 Appeal to Anger

Lecture 37 Appeal to Ridicule / Pity

Section 8: Argument From Ignorance

Lecture 38 Introduction to Section 8

Lecture 39 Absence of Evidence

Lecture 40 Proof vs. Evidence

Lecture 41 Probability vs. Plausibility

Lecture 42 Dispositions to This Fallacy

Section 9: Circular Reasoning and the Fallacious Question

Lecture 43 Introduction to Section 9

Lecture 44 Circular Reasoning

Lecture 45 Begging the Question

Lecture 46 Complex Question Fallacy

Section 10: Fallacies of Poor Statistical Thinking

Lecture 47 Introduction to Section 10

Lecture 48 Multiple Comparisons Fallacy

Lecture 49 Lying with Statistics

Lecture 50 Ludic Fallacy

Lecture 51 Hasty Generalization

Lecture 52 Fake Precision

Lecture 53 Biased Sample Fallacy

Lecture 54 Base Rate Fallacy

Section 11: Black and White Thinking

Lecture 55 Introduction to Section 11

Lecture 56 False Dilemma Example

Lecture 57 When it is Not a Fallacy

Lecture 58 Denying the Correlative Example

Lecture 59 Dichotomous Thinking

Section 12: The Impossible and the Possible

Lecture 60 Introduction to Section 12

Lecture 61 Moving the Goalposts

Lecture 62 Nirvana Fallacy

Lecture 63 Unfalsifiability

Lecture 64 Proving Non-Existence

Lecture 65 Definist Fallacy

Lecture 66 Appeal to Possibility / Appeal to the Moon

Section 13: The Red Herring

Lecture 67 Introduction to Section 13

Lecture 68 Red Herring

Lecture 69 Discouraging Red Herrings

Lecture 70 How To Respond

Section 14: The Legitimacy and Fallaciousness of the Slippery Slope

Lecture 71 Introduction to Section 14

Lecture 72 Slippery Slope Fallacy

Lecture 73 Basically Science

Lecture 74 Evidence

Lecture 75 Number of Events

Lecture 76 Confidence vs. Probability

Section 15: Special Pleading

Lecture 77 Introduction to Section 15

Lecture 78 Special Pleading and Emotion

Lecture 79 Strong Personal Beliefs

Lecture 80 Social Pressure

Lecture 81 Compartmentalization

Section 16: The Analogy - Both Friend and Foe

Lecture 82 Introduction to Section 16

Lecture 83 Weak Analogy

Lecture 84 Non Sequitur

Lecture 85 Extended Analogy

Lecture 86 Reductio ad Hitlerum

Section 17: A Look at Nature

Lecture 87 Introduction to Section 17

Lecture 88 Appeal to Nature / Natural Is Not Always Good

Lecture 89 What Is "Natural," Exactly?

Lecture 90 Simplistic Evaluation Problem

Lecture 91 A Basic Misunderstanding of Science

Lecture 92 Naturalistic Fallacy

Lecture 93 Moralistic Fallacy

Section 18: Fallacies Worthy of Mention

Lecture 94 Introduction to Section 18

Lecture 95 Appeal to Tradition

Lecture 96 Appeal to Normality

Lecture 97 Reductio ad Absurdum

Lecture 98 Fallacy of Composition / Fallacy of Division

Lecture 99 Cherry Picking

Lecture 100 Sunk-Cost Fallacy

Lecture 101 Self-Sealing Argument

Lecture 102 Shoehorning

Lecture 103 Congratulations!

The ideal student is one who values reason and logic, and is tired of watching people get away with bad arguments just because they sound good.