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Reason in the Balance Title Support Page 

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Downloadable PDFs of additional resources, as well as links to internet blogs, podcasts, and helpful websites, are available below.

Course instructors: click here for information about instructor materials.


Exercises, Logic Appendix, Logic Appendix Examples, Further Reading List:

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Resources on the internet:

Download the internet resources list for Reason in the Balance as a PDF.


Podcasts of Intelligent Presentations and Models of Good Argument


  • A good blog that analyzes liberal discourse, especially in the U.S., from a critical thinking perspective:
  • Creator of Rationale (an argument diagramming program), Van Gelder always has something interesting to say about reasoning: Tim van Gelder's blog
  • Interesting arguments about public policy issues from a variety of academics: Crooked Timber
  • Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality by focusing on various psychological insights into human biases:
  • A good source of reflective arguments about current events from researchers in four centres based at the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford: Practical Ethics
  • While referencing the book Predictably Irrational by the author Dan Ariely, it also includes many entertaining examples of unfortunate and sometimes fortunate human irrationality:
  • Another useful site filled with documents and information: common controversial topics: