Sherlock Holmes and the Art and science of reasoning

In this course we follow the lead of Sherlock Holmes in order to understand how to reason through problems, make arguments, and understand the world.

Reasoning

Being a critical thinker is being someone who is responsive to reasons - someone who reasons fairly, reasons well, and reasons independently.  This is a course designed to develop the skills of a good reasoner.

Environmental philosophy

What is the difference between the natural, and the non-natural?  What are our responsibilities to the natural world?  Environmental problems are pressing, and complex, and this course aims to develop a sophisticated understanding of their underlying philosophical questions.