General information

Module title Critical Thinking
Language English
Module lecturer dr Bartosz Kaluziński
Lecturer's email bk85@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Philosophy
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 4
USOS code 22-PIE-CRT

Timetable

Tuesdays, 13:15-14:45
room 307 (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.

Syllabus

Topics:
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 2010