30/35/110 - LOGIC AND THEORY OF ARGUMENTATION
Academic Year 2020/2021
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GIUSEPPE SERGIOLI (Tit.)
- Teaching style
Prevalentemente a distanza
- Lingua Insegnamento
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1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 'UNDERSTANDING:
learning the basic notions of logic and theory of argumentation.
2.APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
students should be able to recognize the main formal structures of the natural language and to ascertain whether an argument is correct.
3. MAKING JUDGEMENTS:
the course aims to encourage students to formulate personal and correct arguments in different fields of knowledge.
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
students should be able to properly and correctly express what they have learned
5. LEARNING SKILLS:
students should acquire some key logical concepts in order to improve their learning and comprehension of notions and concepts in different fields.
No particular pre-requisities are needed. However, it is desiderable to have some basic skills on logic and mathematics.
The course will be delivered in the first semester. It concerns some basic notions of classical sentential logic and some basic concepts of argumentation theory.
In particular, the following topics will be covered: a) what is a sentence; b) the logical connectives: truth-tables, logical truths. c) natural and formal language; d) quantifiers and the square of opposition e) the logic in different as an interdisciplinary topic; f) argumentation theory g) fallacies; d) introduction to decision making;
E-learning course. It consists of 20 hours of lectures, which are recorded, edited and made available on the site. Further, there is a part of interactive didactical activities, consisting in exercises, forum discusssions under the guide of a tutor.
Verification of learning
Written or oral final exam.
- Criteria for the attribution of the marks in the final exam.
• descriptive and argumentative abilities;
• syntactically correct writing and appropriate terminology;
• structuring of the written text;
• knowledge of the concepts covered and ability to critically elaborate on them.
• speaking ability,
• ability to focus on the subject,
• knowledge of the conce
If requested, foreign students attending the course (e.g., Erasmus students) can be provided alternative references in English. In this case their knowledge will be tested in English.
1) M.L. Dalla Chiara, R. Giuntini, F. Paoli, Sperimentare la logica, Liguori, Napoli, 2004.
2) Francesco Paoli, Carlo Crespellani Porcella, Giuseppe Sergioli, "Ragionare nel quotidiano. Argomentare, valutare informazioni, prendere decisioni", Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2012.
3) C. Tindale "Fallacies and Argument Appraisal" Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Study materials include lecture notes, exercises, selected papers and videos, etc. These materials can be found in the course section of the e-learning facilities of the University of Cagliari.
Erasmus students are invited to address to the teacher for any information. Teaching in english is allowed for foreign students.
Students with special needs may benefit from a Disabled Office (http://people.unica.it/disabilita/) that certifies their difficulties in order to arrange individualized programs and can suggest specific learning methods.