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Introduction to Research Course

This is a transdisciplinary course on research taught by K.P. Mohanan at IISER. The first session was not recorded. This course contains the second session onwards. New videos will be added each week. The course is available here: Introduction to Research Course


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Logics of Inquiry

The attached document introduces various types of logics including Classical Deductive, Inductive, Speculative Deductive, Causal, Abductive and Analogical. It explores their veracity and their domain of applicability.

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Logics Sci-Inq-5-16.pdf


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Reading Poems

This document explores what to keep in mind while reading poetry and inquiring into it. The questions to ask can be put into the following categories: 1) What is the poem trying to communicate?; 2) How is it communicating that?; 3) Is it good?

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D H Lawrence Sorrow.pdf


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Introduction to Justification

Providing students with the ability to justify claims is one of the basic commitments of Inquiry Oriented Education. The attached documents explores the concepts involved in justification as well as bunch of exercises and examples for students to engage with.

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IntrotoJustification.pdf


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Introduction to Conceptual Inquiry

Conceptual Inquiry involves the investigation of abstract concepts such as parallel lines, species, free will and democracy. It cuts across disciplines and is important in order to understand where disagreements really exist and where words just have different meanings for different people. The attached document and the embedded playlist explore Conceptual Inquiry through case studies including parallel lines and democracy.

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Notes on Conceptual Inquiry.pdf


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Teaching Moral Inquiry

The attached document is a guide to preparing classroom material and scenarios for a course on Moral/Ethical Inquiry, involving the construction of moral theories. It contains a lot of examples of scenarios which can be introduced to students in order to get them to think about how they should live their lives.

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Teaching Moral Inquiry.pdf


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