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Year 10: Term 1: Fundamentals of Reason

Reason in Philosophy

Reason in Philosophy

Reason - Britannica

Introduction to critical thinking

Rationalism - Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia

Inductive, Deductive & Abductive Reasoning

Abductive arguments (Khan Academy)

Necessary & Sufficient Conditions

 

 

Necessary & sufficient conditions are dealt with briefly in the following video (watch up until 2:55 minutes, when it changes topic)

Philosophical Arguments

What makes a valid argument

Sound and unsound arguments (Khan Academy)

Justification and explanation

Argument and evidence (in relation to religion)

How to argue your case like a great philosopher. Robust debate is an important skill in work and life. Knowing how to argue is more than simply stating your opinion. Dr Patrick Stokes shares his tips.  

Fallacies & Shortcomings

Websites for fallacies 

Critical Thinking - This is a list of YouTube videos explaining many topics including: types of arguments, validity and fallacies etc. 

Validity & Truth

OneSearch Database Explorer

The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.

General Philosophy Resources

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Facts Encyclopedia - Philosophy Resources

Guide to the study of philosophy 

Some texts from Early Modern Philosophy

The basics of Philosophy - you can search by branch/doctrine, by historical period, by movement/school, or by individual philosopher. 

Smart Scholar

Wiphi

History of Philosophy - King's College London

Critical Thinking - This is a list of YouTube videos explaining many topics including: types of arguments, validity and fallacies etc. 

Useful Books