Logic and Politics: How to Make an Argument with Ben Burgis

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Instructor: Ben Burgis

In this course you’ll learn how to break apart arguments and see if they work and, when they don’t, where and how they go wrong.

In a typical university informal logic or “critical reasoning” course, you might do this by studying unrealistic stock examples—arguments no one would ever make in real life. Instead, in this course, we’ll focus on examples from real arguments made in hotly contested political and philosophical debates on subjects ranging from capitalism vs. socialism to gender identity.

In all cases, the point isn’t to tell you what to think, but to help you sharpen the analytic tools you can use to sift through these issues for yourself.

2 Credits

If you are not a member of Renegade University you will need to join RU to enroll in this webinar course. 

 – Level 1 members get 1 credit with their membership and can purchase a additional credits to enroll in multi-credit courses.
 – Level 2 memberships come with 6 credits and
 – Level 3 memberships include 10 credits.

—SPECIAL PRICING—
—PRICE INCREASES TO 3 CREDITS AFTER MAY 10—

Instructor: Ben Burgis

Sessions: Tuesdays June 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 8:30 PM Eastern (5:30 PM Pacific)

Each session will run between 2 and 2.5 hours

Each session will be recorded and immediately available for streaming for participants who are unable to attend a session.

In this course you’ll learn how to break apart arguments and see if they work and, when they don’t, where and how they go wrong.

In a typical university informal logic or “critical reasoning” course, you might do this by studying unrealistic stock examples—arguments no one would ever make in real life. Instead, in this course, we’ll focus on examples from real arguments made in hotly contested political and philosophical debates on subjects ranging from capitalism vs. socialism to gender identity.

In all cases, the point isn’t to tell you what to think, but to help you sharpen the analytic tools you can use to sift through these issues for yourself.

Instructor Bio:

Ben Burgis is a professor of philosophy at Georgia State University and the author of Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left.

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