Episode 11: Issues 1: Descriptive and Prescriptive Issues

In Episode 11 Nick and Dave discuss the issue of . . .issues.How many kinds of issues are there? SCRIPT: Nick: Welcome back to Critically Minded, Critical Thinking for 2nd Language Learners. Dave: We’re your hosts, Dave– Nick: And Nick. Well now that we have learned about premises and conclusions, next we’ll be discussing how […]

Episode 10: Major and Minor Premises 2

In Episode 12 Nick and Dave continue their discussion of major and minor premises.What words are used to indicate each? SCRIPT: Dave: You are listening to Critically Minded. Nick: Critical Thinking For 2nd Language Learners. We’re your hosts, Nick . . . Dave: And Dave. In our last episode, we were looking at major and […]

Episode 9: Major and Minor Premises 1

Some premises live inside of other premises. In this episode, Nick and Dave discuss major and minor premises. SCRIPT: Nick: You’re back with the Critically Minded: Critical Thinking For 2nd Language Learners and we’re your hosts, Nick . . . Dave: And Dave. Nick: Today we’re going to discuss major and minor premises. To understand […]

Episode 8 Point Two: Conditional Statements and Hypothetical Premises 2

In Episode 8 Point Two Nick and Dave continue with a deeper discussion of hypothetical premises. SCRIPT: Dave: You are listening to Critically Minded. Nick: The podcast for English learners who want to become better critical thinkers. We’re your hosts, Nick . . . Dave: And Dave. In an earlier episode, we were discussing conditional […]

Episode 8 : Conditional Statements and Hypothetical Premises 1

In Episode 8 Nick and Dave discuss premises that help us to predict future events. SCRIPT: Dave: You are listening to Critically Minded. Nick: Critical Thinking For 2nd Language Learners. We’re your hosts, Nick . . . Dave: And Dave.The next topic we’re discussing today is conditional statements and hypothetical premises.

Episode 7: Side-By-Side Premise Arguments and Chain Premise Arguments

In Episode 7 Nick and Dave discuss the first of three different kinds of argument patterns. SCRIPT: Dave: You are listening to Critically Minded. Nick: Critical Thinking For 2nd Language Learners. We’re your hosts, Nick . . . Dave: And Dave. In our earlier episodes we discussed the organization of arguments. We noted that arguments […]

Episode 6 POINT 2: Hidden Premises 2

In this Point Two episode, Nick and Dave discuss the social and political aspects of hidden premises. SCRIPT: Dave: You are listening to Critically Minded. Nick: Critical Thinking For 2nd Language Learners. We’re your hosts, Nick . . . Dave: And Dave. In our regular episode titled Hidden Premises, we spoke about hidden premises, that […]

Episode 6: Hidden Premises 1

This sixth episode of Critically Minded FINDS Nick and Dave discussing HIDDEN premises.  SCRIPT: Nick: You are listening to Critically Minded. Dave: Critical Thinking For 2nd Language Learners. We’re your hosts, Dave  . . . Nick: And Nick. In our earlier episode we discussed the basic organization of arguments. We talked about how conclusions need […]

Episode 5 Modus Ponens and Modus Tollens

In the fifth episode of Critically Minded, Nick and Dave continue their discuss two common patterns of argument.  SCRIPT: Nick: We’re back again with Critically Minded––Critical Thinking for 2nd Language Learners. Dave: The podcast for English language learners who want to improve their critical thinking skills. Nick: And we’re your hosts Nick- Dave: And Dave. […]

Episode 4: Validity and Soundness

In their fourth episode, Nick and Dave discuss validity and soundness.  SCRIPT: Dave: You are listening to Critically Minded. Nick: The podcast for English learners who want to become better critical thinkers. We’re your hosts, Nick . . . Dave: And Dave. You should be happy to hear that we have completed our introductory discussion […]

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