https://www.sergiomauri.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/richard-seymour-the-twittering-machine.pdf This is intended as a potential supplementary reading on this topic, “Has Twitter changed the world?” I think of it as a possible follow up to the previously posted newspaper story that has the potential to suggest to students some ways to broaden the inquiry into the potential and […]
This post includes PowerPoints and exercises about claims. For each claim, students say whether they accept it, reject it or suspend judgement. Cite some evidence that you have used in evaluating the claim. Evidence may include facts, personal experience, written sources or the expertise of others whom you trust.
In this article titled “Five Ways Twitter Has Changed The World,” the author lists ways in which Twitter has transformed the way we use language: how we communicate and how we influence others. After reading the article, students can research and find examples of the 5 points the author makes, […]
“In this video, Julianne Chung of Yale University explains the philosophical concepts of truth and validity before going on to illustrate how truth and falsity, as well as validity and invalidity, can appear in various combinations in an argument.”https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/wi-phi/wiphi-critical-thinking/wiphi-fundamentals/v/critical-thinking-truth-and-validity
Exercise: Students indicate whether example is a False Dilemma (Either/Or), Faulty Analogy (Bad Comparison), Appeal to Tradition, Appeal to Authority, or Circular Argument. See PowerPoint for definitions and examples.
This is a long and interesting piece on authority and autonomy. One suggestion is to select a few excerpts from the reading for a class discussion/ journal writing, etc. https://rintintin.colorado.edu/~vancecd/phil100/Wolff.pdf
Students brainstorm definitions of the word “authority.” They can also make connections with the authority fallacy. Next, they watch a video on the Milgram Obedience Study and explore several resources about the Louise Ogborn incident. Compliance Movie Trailer Video: The True Story of Compliance (23 minutes) Video: Louise Ogborn McDonalds […]
Review the 7 steps to problem solving here. Students can use the steps to analyze Humans of New York stories and/ or their own problems.
This site, A Framework for Ethical Decision Making, offers an introduction to thinking ethically. It includes the 5 sources of ethical standards, and a framework for ethical decision making. This activity is based on “A Framework for Ethical Decision Making.” For each question, students give a response from a Utilitarian, […]