Course ObjectiveThe 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,
Course ContentArgumentation 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).
Method of AssessmentAssignments (20% in total)
Final exam (60%)
LiteratureThe literature will be announced on Canvas.
Additional InformationFor this module, following and passing the English Language Test (W_ELT)
is a prerequisite for awarding the obtained credits.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes|
|Examiner||prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes|
prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes
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