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Cursus: PP3V19001
PP3V19001
Reasoning & Argumentation: an introduction to informal logic
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CursuscodePP3V19001
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Filosofie en Religiewetenschap;
ContactpersoonB.H. van der Gaast
E-mailb.h.vandergaast@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
B.H. van der Gaast
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
B.H. van der Gaast
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Docent
B.G. Rin
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Docent
dr. E.V. Stei
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Blok
3  (03-02-2020 t/m 03-04-2020)
Aanvangsblok
3
TimeslotABCD: Zie 'Help'
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingThis course is only open to PPE students
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 28-10-2019 t/m 24-11-2019
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
After this course, the student will have
 
1.         basic knowledge of philosophical logic, theories of argumentation, and inductive/probabilistic reasoning.
2.         the ability to recognise mistakes and fallacies in arguments and texts from all of the subdisciplines, as well as in texts from economic or political institutions.
3.         The ability to highlight such mistakes and fallacies in oral discussion with others.
4.         the ability to improve the logical and argumentative quality of her own writing.
5.         the ability to reflect upon her own logical mistakes and psychological biases.
6.         the ability to presentation complex and abstract issues in a short time-frame
7.         the ability to assess presentations not only in terms of content, but also in terms of its other qualities
Inhoud
Reasoning about political and economic affairs is, like all human reasoning, subject to the rules of logic and the rules of probabilistic reasoning. But what are these rules? When is an argument deductively or inductively valid, or convincing? And what sort of mistakes do people typically make when they reason? This course provides an introduction to basic logic and inductive, probabilistic reasoning (e.g. Bayesian analysis). The course also touches upon frequently made logical mistakes, common fallacies in argumentation, and the distortion of reasoning by (implicit) biases. Hence, the student will not only develop a basic understanding of logic and probabilistic reasoning but also improve her critical skills by being able to recognize and diagnose mistakes and fallacies in policy documents as well as academic texts
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Ingeschreven voor een opleiding van de faculteit Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Voorkennis
This course is only open to PPE students
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Fogelin & Sinnott-Armstrong, Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic Steinhart, More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy
Kosten materiaal:100,00
Aanbevolen materiaal
Artikelen
available on blackboard
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Werkcollege 1

Werkcollege 2

Algemeen
Every week there will be a 2-hour lecture on the theoretical background of that week's topics. In addition, students attend two tutorials every week: one 2-hour tutorial with student presentations about the assigned articles for that week, and one 4-hour tutorial where students work in groups on the assignments, on text analysis, or on debating exercises.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are expected to do the weekly readings, prepare for presentations, and work together on text analysis and debating exercises.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Some of the in-class exercises and homework assignments consist of group work.

Toetsen
Opdracht
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

Presentatie
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

Presentatie 2
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

Deadlines
tba

Schriftelijk tentamen 1
Weging20
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
tba

Deadlines
tba

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

Take home 1
Weging35
Minimum cijfer-

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