Courses

Courses for Ph.D. 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.

Critical Reasoning and Logic

Discussing and communicating research

Argumentation in Scientific Writing

Communicating Science

Thesis Defense Training

Nevertheless, the bases for convincing and strong arguments are not always fully clear to them. Logic provides extremely helpful tools for scientists to develop their arguments in a coherent, well-structured and convincing way, enabling them to better plan experiments to support their hypotheses and to better present their results. The starting point of our seminars are basic concepts of logic: validity and soundness of arguments, deductive vs. inductive arguments, common types of inferences and fallacies. From these basics we derive practical tips for written and oral argumentation in scientific contexts.

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.

Arguing conclusively with logic

Precise and convincing argumentation in texts

The starting point of our seminars are questions such as the following: What is a logically valid inference? What kinds of inferences are there? From these basic we derive tools that help managers to navigate through any discussion in their work, be it oral or written. Every participant gets the chance to apply the acquired methods directly to problems from his or her everyday work and to discuss possible solutions with the group and the trainer.

Courses for undergraduate students

For students, knowledge of the logical foundations of argumentation is a key qualification.

Argumenting logically

Arguing logically and precisely in texts

The starting point of our seminars are basic concepts of logic: validity and soundness of arguments, deductive vs. inductive arguments, common types of inferences and fallacies. From these basics we derive practical tips that help students to state their arguments in a maximally precise way both in texts and orally.

Every participant gets the chance to apply the acquired methods directly to their own writing and to get feedback from the group and the trainer. The seminars are especially helpful for students who are about to write a Master’s or a B.A. Thesis.

Other Courses

We need to talk! Logic against populism

Coaching