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Scientific Argumentation: Critical Reasoning and Logic

02.03.2023 - 03.03.2023

The seminar gives an introduction to the most important consepts of logic: premises and conclusions of arguments, validity and soundness of arguments, deductive vs. inductive reasoning, common types of inferences and fallacies.


Scientists have to give arguments all the time - in their publications as well as in conferences and lab meetings. Nevertheless, the bases for strong and correct arguments are not always fully clear to them. Logic provides extremely helpful tools for scientists to deveolp their arguments in a coherent well-structured and convincing way.

The participants learn how to reconstruct arguments from scientific texts, how to give well-structured and logically valid arguments, and how to avoid misunderstandings. There are two main sets of exercises: one for written argumentation and one for oral argumentation.

Every participant will receive a 30min individual consultation with Kai Hüwelmeyer.


For doctoral candidates of all disciplines.

Course Language: English

Instructor: Kai Hüwelmeyer

More information and registration here.

Zeit & Ort

02.03.2023 - 03.03.2023


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