Also Philosophy students must register for this course. For students of the department of philosophy: Die Bepunktung richtet sich nach den jeweiligen eigenen Studienordungen. Die Studierenden können diese im KVV nachlesen.
What role does persuasion play in understanding how we do or should think? Is persuasiveness something we have evolved to strive for, at the expense of good reasoning, as some recent work in cognitive science suggests? Or is persuasiveness in fact very closely tied to rationality, as some ancient Greek thinkers thought? This blockseminar will be devoted to discussing these questions (inter alia) about the relationship between reasoning and persuasion, with readings drawn both from contemporary cognitive science, as well as ancient Greek rhetoric and philosophy.
Mercier, H & Sperber, D. (2017) The Enigma of Reason. Harvard UP.
All students should get their own copy of this.
Please note that this seminar is intended to complement our blockseminar “Teaching” which will be taught in October; if the course is oversubscribed, preference will be given to participants registering for both seminars. Participants will be expected to have prepared for the blockseminar in advance of its start, and students should register on the course Moodle as soon as possible.
Moodle password: reasoning2017