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Featured Faculty: Greg Ealick

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Greg Ealick

  “Winter courses tend to be slightly ‘off-the-wall-er’ than those offered in Spring and Fall, so they ought to appeal to students motivated by curiosity above and beyond the obvious goal of satisfying degree requirements.” – Greg Ealick, UMBC Department of Philosophy I have been teaching for something like 25 years.I have master’s degrees from The William Marsh Rice Institute and […]

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Featured Course: Introduction to Scientific Reasoning

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  Ever wonder why certain things happen, or how your mind reaches certain conclusions? Do we begin with a hypothesis and explore options to reach a conclusion? Deductive reasoning. Or do we start with what we see around us, drawing patterns from observations and using those trends to make a generalization? Inductive reasoning. This winter, explore the various ways to […]

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Featured Course: Introduction to Scientific Reasoning

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Scientific Reasoning

  Register for PHIL 248: Introduction to Scientific Reasoning and discover what guides your judgement and how you reason. How do you decide on a course of action? What logical process do you take to form a conclusion? In PHIL 248, students discuss several fascinating issues, including deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, and the justification of inductive inferences, examples of inductive reasoning, the nature of science and its […]

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