In Class Sept. 13: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning Examples

As you’re trying to figure out what’s going on in this Fry & Laurie sketch, what kind(s) of reasoning are you using and how?

Based on our knowledge that Augustus Gloop generally loves chocolate, how do we expect him to react specifically to the chocolate river? Love it or hate it?

What kind of reasoning is involved when we form stereotypes? Is a different kind of reasoning at work when we use stereotypes?
Paul Bloom on the TED Radio Hour: Why Do We Create Stereotypes?


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