Checking date: 04/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Logic and Argumentation
Study: Bachelor in Humanities (213)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Ability to anlayze the argumentative structures of discourse To master the basic logical structures To examine the daily intuitions about concepts as knwledge, reason or rationality
Description of contents: programme
Part I (Knowledge and Representation) 1. Information and knowledge 2. Knolwedge and skepticism 3. Introduction to epistemology: virtue epistemology 4. Testimony and social epistemology PartII (Reasoning and Argumentation) 1. Reasoning as explotation of information and argumentation as reasoning aiming to convince. 2. Linguistic representation of the information: concepts and propositions 3. Truth conditions and sense 4. Logical relations between representations 5. Conditionalizating thougths 6. Sufficient and necessary conditions 7. Reasoning: soundness and validity 8. Non formal reasonings 9. Logical and empirical reasoning 10. Experiments: real and imaginary 11. Argumentating as abilty to convince 12. Correct argumentation 13. Common falacies 14. Phases of critical thinking
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.