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Philosophy and Critical Thinking

META101x: Thinking about thinking.

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Starts Jan 21
Ends Feb 28
Starts Feb 8
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About this course

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What can we learn through philosophical inquiry that will help us to think with clarity, rigour and humour about things that matter?

This course introduces principles of philosophical inquiry and critical thinking that will help us answer this question. Learn how we can use philosophical ideas to think about ourselves and the world around us.

At a glance

  • Institution: UQx
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Level: Introductory
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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • How to think with clarity and rigour
  • How to identify, analyse and construct cogent arguments
  • How to think of solutions tothe central problems of philosophy
  • How to engage in philosophical conversationswith others about topics that matter

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"I thought that the course was extremely interesting, concise and at the same time elaborate enough on key ideas. This is the type of course that can change your view on things. Highly recommended." -Bertrand Kuentzler

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