Philosophy and Critical Thinking

META101x: Thinking about thinking.

Course Description

What can we learn through philosophical inquiry that will help us to think with clarity, rigour and humour about things that matter?

This course introduces principles of philosophical inquiry and critical thinking that will help us answer this question. Learn how we can use philosophical ideas to think about ourselves and the world around us.

Course Outcomes:
  • How to think with clarity and rigour
  • How to identify, analyse and construct cogent arguments
  • How to think of solutions to the central problems of philosophy
  • How to engage in philosophical conversations with others about topics that matter
About Instructor:

Deborah Brown - Associate Professor

Deborah Brown is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry (HAPI) at The University of Queensland.


Peter Ellerton - Director of the UQ Critical Thinking Project

Peter Ellerton is a Lecturer in Critical Thinking and Director of the UQ Critical Thinking Project in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at The University of Queensland.


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