Speak, Think, Argue

with Hilary Hodge

Liberal Arts Classes in Chicago


Class Info

Ever wish you could speak, think and argue more clearly? Learn to speak persuasively and to create logical arguments by exploring the tenets of the Liberal Arts Trivium: logic and rhetoric.

We will investigate the logical structures, such as propositions, syllogisms and fallacies, ultimately learning how to speak more clearly and build strong arguments, one premise at a time.

By the end of the course, you will understand how to create a sound argument, identify logical fallacies and improve your speaking and arguing skills.

Course Reviews (3)
100% positive

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    Jessica V.

    Left about 2 years ago

    Great class and teacher. A lot of great information and tools to help in everyday life.

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    Ovi H.

    Left about 2 years ago

    A great session that shed light on lots of subtleties of everyday conversation, as well as the tools/techniques available to us in interpreting or generating communications.

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    Hilary is a linguist, educator and philosophy lover. She currently directs Multilingual College, a language and culture center in Logan Square/Avondale. Hilary received her MA in Linguistics from the University of Florida and her BA in Spanish, Italian and Philosophy from Kenyon College. She enjoys the challenge of simplifying and synthesizing complex arguments as well as identifying ad hominem, argumentum a silentio and false dilemma logical fallacies (among many others!) in the media.

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