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Scientific Argumentation: Critical Reasoning and Logic

03.07.2023 - 04.07.2023

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.


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 develop their arguments in a coherent well-structured and convincing way. The seminar gives an introduction to the most important concepts of logic: premises and conclusions of arguments, validity and soundness of arguments, deductive vs. inductive reasoning, common types of inferences and fallacies. The idea of the workshop is to use the concepts as a toolbox which provides very useful techniques for everyday scientific work.


For doctoral candidates of all disciplines.

If there are free spots, we also allow postdocs to participate.

Please note

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

Instructor: Kai Hüwelmeyer

Two-day online workshop: July 3, 2023 and July 4, 2023 / 09:00 – 15:00

Berlin University Alliance

More information and registration here.

Zeit & Ort

03.07.2023 - 04.07.2023


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