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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking - Jordi Vallverdú

Do you want to improve your critical thinking skills? In our everyday life, we are constantly giving reasons to believe things and take decisions. In this introductory course, you will learn how to identify arguments, how to evaluate them, and how to avoid fallacies and belief mistakes that lead to the formation of bad Beliefs. Or to think about the misuse of such tools!

Critical argumentation is a practical skill that needs to be learned, from the very beginning, through the use of real examples of arguments. The real arguments we will analyse in the course will give practice in putting the desired skills to work. The methods presented are based on the latest state-of-the-art techniques developed in argumentation theory and informal logic, as well as the most updated discoveries on cognition and argumentation.

During the course, we will organize a final Argument Debate, where the students could put into practice the different learned skills. There are no prerequisites to this course. 

During the first week, no computers, mobile phones, or any electronic devices are allowed to be used in class. All materials used by professors for their teaching will be uploaded to the Campus Virtual, where the students will have access to them. 

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