Writting and argumentation
Critical thinkers rigorously question ideas and assumptions rather than accepting them at face value. They seek to determine whether the ideas, arguments and findings represent the entire, accurate picture. In this seminar, we will specifically focus on developing critical skills in argumentation and writing. We will understand the links between ideas, recognise, build and appraise arguments, identify inconsistencies and errors in reasoning, reflect on the justification of assumptions, beliefs and values. We will do so by learning to apply and think according to the techniques of propositional logic. By the end of the seminar students should be able to approach (philosophical) problems in a critical and systematic way to work through and become more reflexive about theories and methods in their respective, multiple fields.