General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Critical Thinking
Language English
Module lecturer dr Bartosz Kaluziński
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Philosophy
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 22-PIE-CRT


There are two groups:

1. Wedensday
, 15:00-16:30

room 213, building C

ul. Szamarzewskiego 89

Campus Ogrody

2. Thursday, 13:15-14:45

room 312A, building D

ul. Szamarzewskiego 89

Campus Ogrody

Module aim (aims)

Every day we encounter some attempts to persuade us: to believe something, to do something, to buy something, etc. The aim of this module is to learn to think critically about such attempts and to distinguish those that actually provide us with good reasons for being persuaded. Students will learn how to reconstruct and evaluate different types of arguments and how to recognize and avoid different types of fallacies.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

No prior knowledge is required.


1. Deductive arguments
2. Inductive arguments
3. Reconstructing arguments
4. Logical fallacies
5. Cognitive biases

Reading list

Tracy Bowel and Gary Kemp, Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide, Routledge 2020