We use arguments to express our reasons for claims that we make, and instinctively we know what is a good or a bad argument when we hear one. Usually. But often we don’t know exactly why. By developing good argumentation skills, you learn to express better reasoning. To formulate effective arguments is important and it is more than just providing information and facts that you take to be evidence for the validity of your conclusions. Ultimately, the aim of your argument is to persuade your listeners. In this workshop we will look at a range of principles and frameworks to better understand how to construct effective arguments of your own, how to avoid some common and tempting mistakes in reasoning and how to recognize fallacies in the arguments of others.
This workshop will combine theoretical background with hands-on practice of your own situations that are guided by constructive feedback. Brief input sessions of concepts, principles and techniques will be supplemented with discussion and practice through simulation.
|Date||Friday, 17 June 2016, 9:00 - 17:00h|
|Location||Zentrum für Weiterbildung, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, 8057 Zürich (Lageplan)|
Coordinators of UZH doctoral programs
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