In Class 1/25: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Time to use and analyze our reasoning abilities with a couple examples…


As you watch this scene from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, what kind of reasoning do you think the characters are using as they’re getting acquainted with Willy Wonka and his world?

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(s) of reasoning are you using and how?

Time to check our reasoning…


Based on what Paul Bloom tells us in his TED Talk, 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?


What kind(s) of reasoning are at work here?



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