OOOK256 Критическото мислене и аргументация (на английски език)


The course introduces the main concepts and tools of critical thinking. Main aim of the course is to offer basic understanding of classic and contemporary views on the structure and scope of logic, critical thinking and argumentation and the ways of their implementation in speeches and texts. It focuses on the problems of logical analysis and its application in the understanding and construction of arguments in different relevant contexts form everyday reasoning to scientific discourse and philosophy.

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Английски език и професионална комуникация (Съвместна програма с университета Йорк)


доц. Христо Гьошев  д-р
гл. ас. Сергей Стефанов  д-р

Описание на курса:


After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know:

- The main concepts and traditions in the history of logic and critical thinking.

- The elements of argumentation and their place in the wider structure of texts

2) are capable of:

- Understanding the logical aspects of thinking and argumentation

- Applying critical thinking skills and tools

- Participating in debates by evaluating the logical structure of arguments and creating arguments
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Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

Aristotle (1938). Categories. On Interpretation. Prior Analytics. Harvard: Harvard University Press.

Aristotle (2002). Posterior Analytics. Oxford: New York: Oxford University Press.

Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.

Browne, M., Keeley, S. (2007). Asking the Right Questions. A Guide to Critical Thinking. Upper Saddle River: Pearson & Prentice Hall.

Copi, I, Cohen, C. (2013). Introduction to Logic. Harlow: Pearson.

Descartes, R. (1985). Discourse and Essays. In: The Philosophical Writings of

Descartes, vol. 1. Cambridge.

Hausman A., Kahane H., Tidman P., (2010). Logic and philosophy. A modern introduction. Boston, MA: Wadsworth.

Hume, D. (1960). A treatise of human nature. Oxford: Clarendon press.

Locke, J. (1928). An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. New York.

Plato (1967). Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vol. 3 translated by W.R.M. Lamb. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd.

Cicero (1915). Rhetorici libri duo qui vocantur de inventione. M. Tullius Cicero. Eduard Stroebel. In Aedibus B.G. Teubneri. Lipsiae.

Russell, B. (1912). The Problems of Philosophy. London.