– Convincing through Logic –

The Institute of Argumentation Competence offers Courses on Critical Reasoning and Logic for young scientists, managers and students.

Critical Reasoning and Logic

Our courses are all about good argumentation, but with a focus on logic rather than rhetoric. In our course we take basic concepts of logic such as validity and soundness of arguments as a starting point from which we derive practical techniques for good argumentation. These techniques help you to

  • state arguments precisely and convincingly
  • identify logical flaws and unfair arguments
  • avoid misunderstandings
  • think more precisely and well structured
  • reflect critically on your own decisions

Pioneers!

Critical Reasoning is already well established as an academic discipline in English-speaking countries. However, in Germany and most of Europe it has been largely ignored.

In Germany we are one of the first institutions that offer seminars on this topic.

About us

Its all about Logic!

Many people are not aware that logic is a scientific discipline in its own right.

Logicians analyze what kinds of inferences are formally valid and what kinds of inferences are not valid.

In our seminars we introduce basic concepts of logic and apply them to arguments in science, politics and everyday-life at the office.

Courses for PhD-Students and Postdocs

Scientists have to give arguments in many different contexts: in their publications, in lab-meetings, in grant-applications and in talks at conferences…

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Courses for Managers

Managers have to deal with arguments every day: In discussions, e-mails, and in public relations. Everyone who wants to be able to express himself in a more precise and direct way can learn a lot from logic…

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Courses for Undergraduate Students

Critical Reasoning is a key-competence for undergraduate students. It helps them to identify the crucial elements in scientific texts and to structure their own writing in a clear and straight-forward way…

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– Current schedules –

06th + 07th June 2017

Seminar
“Logik und Argumentation”
Where?
Invalidenstr. 110, Berlin-Mitte

15th + 16th June 2017

Seminar
“Schlüssig argumentieren – Grundlagen einer logischen Argumentation”
Where?
Kommunales Bildungswerk Berlin >

9th September 2017

Workshop
“Logisch argumentieren, klar denken in Beruf und Alltag”
Where?
School of Life Berlin

14th + 15th December 2017

Seminar
“Schlüssig argumentieren – Grundlagen einer logischen Argumentation”
Where?
Kommunales Bildungswerk Berlin >

– Network –

We are currently cooperating with more than 30 universities and research institutions in Germany and other European countries. Check out who are our clients!