PHIL 105

Critical Thinking


An introduction to reasoning, argument, and explanation that emphasises the development of practical skills and their use in everyday life. The course introduces different forms of reasoning and explains techniques to evaluate them. It will enable students to distinguish good arguments and explanations from bad ones, to explain the difference, and thereby to improve critical thinking abilities.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2024

Summer School, repeated Semester 1 and 2


Coordinator(s) Professor Chris Martin
Dr Andrew Withy


The in-person and online streams will have the same assessment.

Coursework involving online activities (50%)
Final examination (50%)


PHIL 105: 15 points