Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Days: Saturdays

Time: 11:00 ~ 13:00

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Any claim or idea is as good as the argument that supports it. Logic is the branch of philosophy that studies the principles that determine whether an argument is good or bad. This course gives a practical introduction to logic. The aim of the course is to improve reasoning skills, and especially the skill to analyze an argument. After finishing this course, participants should be able to find out what exactly – if anything – goes wrong in suspicious arguments they encounter in the news, at work, or in daily life.

Teacher: Dr. Lajos Brons

Lajos Brons received a PhD degree from the department of geography of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 2005 for a multidisciplinary thesis. Most of his research and publications of the past decade have been in philosophy. Since 2012 he has been teaching Logic, Ethics, and Introduction to Philosophy at Lakeland University Japan. Lajos blogs about philosophy, economics, climate change, and related topics. For more information about his research and publications, as well as his blog, see www.lajosbrons.net