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# Class Assignments

Daily Schedule Version 1.0
Note: The following assignment schedule is subject to revision and is intended to be a general guide to the assignments this semester. The assignment written on the blackboard at the beginning of each class takes precedence over this schedule. As the semester progresses, for the most recent version of our class schedule, check http://philosophy.lander.edu/scientificreas/assignment.html. If an update is available, the version number will be a number higher than Version 1.0. In the ``Date'' column, the number after M, W, or F is the number of the class, counting from the beginning of the semester. In the Class Topic column, the subjects covered by that day's class are listed, together with important due dates for assignments, quizzes, and papers. The Assignment column lists the day an assignment is assigned, not the day the assignment is due.
Assignment Schedule
 Date Class Topic Assignment 01.05 Welcome to the Course Study Syllabus 1-18. W 1 Purpose of the Course Obtain textbook What is Philosophy? Check out Scientific Reasoning Web Class Requirements Begin Syllabus Web Practice Sheet 01.17 The Structure of Arguments Continue Quiz 1: Web Practice Sheet F 2 Premisses and Conclusions Study Copi 1-11; 16-21 Diagramming Simple Arguments Ex. 12-15: 1, 3, 4, 6, 20, 31 Ex. 21-23: 2, 3, 7, 12, 17 Quiz: Argument Indicators Quiz: Statements 01.20 Nonarguments and Explanations Study Copi 26-31; 37-43 M 3 Diagramming Complex Arguments Sign up for srhelp Quiz: Argument Indicators Post message mwforum Quiz: Statements Ex. 45-46: 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19 Quiz Diagramming
 Date Class Topic Assignment 01.22 Deduction and Induction Study Copi 50-57; Opt. 57-63 W 4 Truth, Validity, and Soundness (Opt. especially Pre-Law) Quiz: Diagramming Syllabus Ex. Diagramming Opt Quiz: Copi 62: 2, Hats Problem 01.24 Review Structure of Arguments Study Copi 68-73; 73-79 F 5 Opt. Quiz: Hats Due Syllabus Ex. Statements Help on Web Practice Sheet Continue Web Practice Sheet 01.27 Class does not meet Study Copi 82-89 M 6 Self-Directed Inquiry: Syllabus Ex. Emotive Significance Forms of Language Continue Web Practice Sheet Functions of Language 01.29 Class does not meet Study Copi 82-85 W 7 Self-Directed Inquiry: Syllabus Ex. Quotation Emotive Words (Inductive Thought Experiment) 01.31 Varieties of Disagreements Study Copi 85-89 F 8 Resolving Disputes Ex. 91: 10-14 Syllabus Ex. Varieties of Disagreements Varieties of Disgareements 02.03 Emotive Significance Study Copi 92-94 M 9 Neutral Language Select Questions for Review Quiz: Varieties of Disagreements Complete Web Practice Sheet 02.05 Review of Language Review for Test W 10 Review of Arguments Study Copi 1-95 Quiz: Web Practice Sheets Due Chat 02.06 8-9 PM Student Directed Questions Syllabus: Review for Test I 02.07 Test 1: Arguments and Language Study Copi 96-98 F 11 02.10 Nature of Fallacies Study Copi 105-110 M 12 Classification of Fallacies Ex. 103-105: 1-10 Equivocation; Begging the Question Prepare Fallacy Flash Cards Complex Question; False Dichotomy
 Date Class Topic Assignment 02.12 Red Herring; Straw Man Study Copi 111-120 W 13 Division; Composition Ex. 110-111: 1-10 Prepare Fallacy Flash Cards Quiz: Fallacy, Part I 02.14 Fallacies of Relevance Study Copi 111-120 F 14 Popular Appeal; Appeal to Authority Ex. 120-121: 1-10 Appeal to Ignorance; Appeal to Emotion Prepare Fallacy Flash Cards Personal Attack Quiz: Fallacy, Part I 02.17 Inductive Fallacies Study Copi 132-137 M 15 Genetic Fallacy; Hasty Generalization Ex. 127-129: 1-10 False Cause; Slippery Slope Ex. 129-131: 1-20 Weak Analogy Quiz: Fallacy, Part II 02.19 Purposes of Definition Study Copi 137-144 W 16 Types of Definition Syllabus Ex. Types of Definitions Quiz: Fallacy, Part II 02.21 Kinds of Meaning Study Copi 144-154 F 17 Techniques For Defining Ex. 148: I: 1-5 Quiz: Types of Definitions 02.24 Rules for Definition by Genus and Difference Study Copi 155-158 M 18 Quiz: Types of Definitions Ex. 158: II: 1-10 Ex. 160-161: III:1-10 Choose Paper or Project Topic 02.26 Review of Fallacies Review for Test W 19 Review of Definition Study Copi 96-162 Chat 02.27 8-9 PM Syllabus Review Sheet Test II 02.28 Test II: Fallacies and Definitions Study Copi 163-167 F 20 Complete First Draft of Paper or Project 03.03 Analogies Study Copi 163-167 M 21 Analogical Arguments Quiz: Analogical Schema Literary Analogies
 Date Class Topic Assignment 03.05 Evaluating Analogical Arguments Study Copi 171-176 W 22 Quiz: Analogical Schema Ex. 176-178: 1-5 Begin Quiz: Paper or Project 03.07 Refutation by Logical Analogy Study Copi 183-185 F 23 Paper or Project Due Ex. 175-178: 1-5 Complete 03.10 Spring Break 03.14 03.17 Causal Connections Study Copi 190-194 M 24 Necessary and Sufficient Conditions Ex. 194 all Quiz: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions 03.19 Mill's Methods of Experimental Inquiry Study Copi 194-198; 200-203 W 25 Method of Agreement Ex. 204: 2, 5 Method of Difference Quiz: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions 03.21 Mill's Methods Study Copi 204-209 F 26 Joint Method of Agreement and Difference Ex. 209-210: 4 Quiz: Method of Agreement 03.24 Mill's Methods Study Copi 211-213; 215-218 M 27 Method of Residues Ex. 213-214: 2, 5 Method of Concomitant Variations Ex. 218: 3 Quiz: Method of Agreement Quiz: Method of Difference 03.26 Review of Analogy and Mill's Methods Study Copi 221-226 W 29 Quiz: Method of Difference Bring Questions to Class 03.28 Mill's Methods and Modern Science Review Copi 163-226 F 29 Review of Analogy and Mill's Methods Syllabus: Review Test III Student Directed Questions Chat 03.30 8-9 PM 03.31 Test III: Analogical Arguments and Mill's Methods Study Copi 235-238 M 30 Syllabus: Patterns
 Date Class Topic Assignment 04.02 Science and Value Theory Study Copi 238-244 W 31 Kinds of Explanations Patterns: An Inductive Inquiry 04.04 Evaluating Scientific Explanations Study Copi 244-249 F 32 Relevance; Compatibility Quiz: Begin Email Pattern Predictive or Explanatory Power Simplicity 04.07 The Detective as Scientist, Part I Study Copi 249-257 M 33 Begin British Mystery 04.09 The Detective as Scientist, Part II Re-Study Copi 249-257 W 34 Complete British Mystery 04.11 The Pattern of Scientific Investigation Study Copi 257-261 F 35 Quiz: Email Pattern Inquiry Completed 04.14 Crucial Experiments and ad hoc Hypotheses Study Copi 261-266 M 36 04.16 Can There Be a Logic of Discovery? Ex. 271-281: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 W 37 Problem Solving Quiz: Complete Comments on Papers 04.18 Classification as Hypothesis Study Copi 267-270 F 38 Taxonomy and Event Description Ex. 271-281: 13, 23, 26 Quiz: Comments on Papers Due Bring Review Questions to Class 04.21 Review For Science and Hypothesis Review Copi 235-271 M 39 Review For Test IV Syllabus: Review Sheet Test IV Chat 04.22 8-9 PM 04.23 Test IV: Science and Hypothesis Review Questions For Tests I - II W 40 04.25 Review For Final Review Questions For Tests II-IV F 41 Arguments; Language Web: Scientific Reasoning Assessment Fallacies; Definitions Student Directed Questions
 Date Class Topic Assignment 04.28 Review For Final Review for Selected Exams M 42 Analogy; Mill's Methods q.v., FAQ Science and Hypothesis 04.07 Final Examination Grades Posted within 48 hours W MWF 8:00-11:00 AM Section 01

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