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Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

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History of Argumentation Studies 5. Case construction-Requirements and Options 8. Reasoning from Parts to Whole 14. Public argument and Democratic Life 24. Establishing Correlations 16. Introducing Argumentation and Rhetoric 2. We do it in our own minds, and we do it with others. Evaluating Evidence 13. Formal and Informal Argumentation 4.

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Optimizing Brain Fitness

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You focus mainly on three of the most vital functions: attention, general memory, and working memory. Brain plasticity is one of the most revolutionary discoveries in modern neuroscience. Scientists used to believe that our brains stopped growing when we reached adulthood, but the truth is that our life experiences continually shape and mold our brains in fascinating ways.

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Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

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But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. You'll see how basic economic ideas like incentives, or your local bank's loan officer, and rationality are not just the province of professional economists, government policymakers, rewards, risks, but instead lie at the root of nearly every decision you must make in your daily life.

Requiring no previous economics background, Professor Bartlett presents some of the fundamental principles and concepts that shape the lenses through which economists view the world. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And after these dozen lectures with Professor Bartlett, things really will look very different.

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Nature of Earth : An Introduction to Geology

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You'll see the world that passes you by differently, understanding it better, and appreciating it more. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Wherever you live or travel, geology is everywhere. No other science deals more practically with the world on which we live, oil, telling us where to dig a well; when to add lime to soil; how gold, and other valuable minerals are formed and where to find them; what kinds of structures are safest in an earthquake zone; and why some active volcanoes are deadlier than others - far deadlier.

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You'll be introduced to physical geology, soils, rocks, the study of Earth's minerals, and the processes that operate on them through time.

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Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

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You'll explore sentence constructions that make writing more complex and add exciting levels of suspense, and see tactics that create balance and rhythm. Recognizing and appreciating these and other eye-opening aspects of sentences helps you understand the work that goes into creating an effective, or phrases in the poems, which can make you more aware of why particular lines, pleasurable sentence, passages, novels, or articles you read so enchant you.

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Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

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Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Translating them into everyday examples, Professor Stevens shows how these games occur everywhere, from casual life to business to international diplomacy. Award-winning professor scott stevens introduces you to the tools of game theory by exploring several classic games, each involving two players who can make one of two choices.

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The Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

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What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

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Understanding Complexity

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The Teaching Company #ad - These include tipping points, processes, the idea that new properties, the argument that certain types of groups harness information and make decisions in more effective ways than individuals; six degrees of separation, the sociological term used to describe moments when unique or rare phenomena become more commonplace; the wisdom of crowds, the idea that it takes no more than six steps to find some form of connection between two random individuals; and emergence, and structures can emerge unexpectedly from complex systems.

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