Skills: Argumentation and Logic


Course Objective

The objective of the course is to acquire philosophical skills, i.e.
skills you will need in the other philosophy courses. These include:
identifying claims and reconstructing arguments; evaluating the validity
of arguments; improving existing arguments; constructing definitions and
counterexamples; familiarity with propositional logic, predicate logic,
and syllogistic.

Course Content

Argumentation is the 'bread and butter' of the philosopher, as
philosophical claims must always be supported by reasons/arguments. In
this course, students become acquainted with basic skills of argument
analysis, both informally through diagrammatic analysis of argument
structure, and formally by means of familiar logical systems
(propositional logic, syllogistic, predicate logic).

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Assignments (20% in total)
Final exam (60%)
Paper (20%)


The literature will be announced on Canvas.

Additional Information

For this module, following and passing the English Language Test (W_ELT)
is a prerequisite for awarding the obtained credits.

General Information

Course Code W_BA_AREN
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes
Examiner prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes
Teaching Staff prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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