Skills: Argumentation and Logic
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The 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 and rewriting texts; constructing definitions and counterexamples; analysing and evaluating thought-experiments; formulating and defending one's own claims.
Consider typical philosophical claims: that moral responsibility does not require that we could have acted otherwise, that knowledge is more than justifief true belief, that a real life is preferable over a happy life, and so on. The question arises: how do philosophers defend such claims? And: how can we evaluate their arguments?
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Assignments (40% in total) Final exam (40%) Paper (20%)
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