This course is an introduction to argumentation theory. The student will learn concepts, principles and techniques of practical reasoning and argumentation, with emphasis on application of these techniques to philosophy.
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BS7. The ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or little known areas within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
BS8. The ability to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexities of forming opinions based on incomplete or limited information, including reflections on social responsibilities and ethics.
BS9. The ability to clearly and unambiguously communicate conclusions and the knowledge and reasons behind them to specialized and non-specialized audiences.
GS2. Acquire and use fluently a technical language, with rigour in arguments and explanations, to discuss and present in public solutions to a problem.
GS3. The ability to apply in an autonomous, innovative and interdisciplinary way the acquired knowledge, methods and tools to a variety of situations and problems.
SS1. The ability to identify traditional and current knowledge specific to the field of logic and philosophy of science, as well as the different trends of thought and tradition involved.
SS3. The ability to assess disputes, considering and overviewing alternatives to decide upon the better justified and reasoned parts.
SS4. To be able to identify arguments as they appear in texts, dialogues and discussions, assessing their accuracy, acceptability and persuasiveness.
Before each classroom session the student must read the documents and materials listed in the moodle course page. These contents will be explained in the classroom session. After each explanation, the student must complete the tasks scheduled for the appropriate topic. The realization of these tasks will be conducted by the teacher through the monitoring sessions. The tasks are designed to apply these concepts and techniques to the analysis and evaluation of arguments, with special attention to the philosophical texts. Classes are complemented by a forum that gives the student the opportunity to raise questions and concerns to the teacher. This forum is also a tool for the teacher to detect and solve gaps.