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Deductive (and Inductive) Reasoning in the Game of Cluedo July 28, 2013 5:10 pm

Deductive (and Inductive) Reasoning in the Game of Cluedo

The aim of this post is to explain deductive reasoning in an easy to understand manner, by using the example of the popular board game, Cluedo. It touches upon inductive reasoning also. It assumes some familiarity with the concept of validity of an argument. The primer How to Argue Online offers a quick explanation of this. Some good further reading for this is Coursera’s enormously popular course Think Again: How to Reason and Argue, and the book Understanding Arguments: An […]

How to Argue Online April 18, 2013 9:19 pm

How to Argue Online

If you spend any amount of time online, chances are you have been involved in online debates and arguments. Sometimes these things go well, but more often than not it’s a “comment trail war” where multiple participants say all kinds of things and no one is clear what the other person is saying. A hundred-plus comments and several hours later, you’re sitting at your computer dazed and angry, wondering – what’s happening? How did I get here? What time is […]