PHBA Argumentation

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Marek Picha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marek Picha, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 A11
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Kurz je určen pro studenty třetího semestru Filozofie, dále pro studenty navazujícího studia UZSV. Kurz nedoporučuji studentům prvního ročníku Filozofie, neboť tam máte jiné starosti a povinnosti. Kurz není otevřen zájemcům z jiných oborů.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is focused on mastering basic skills associated with identification, evaluation and use of the arguments.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
  • analyze the text with respect to its argumentative function
  • determine what type of argument is involved
  • evaluate the quality of the argument
  • reconstruct the objective of argumentative criticism
  • semiformally analyze the dialogue
  • Syllabus
    • 01. critical thinking
    • 02. persuasive dialogue
    • 03. identification of an argument
    • 04. simple arguments
    • first partial test
    • 05. explications and refutations
    • 06. complex arguments
    • 07. validity
    • second partial test
    • 08. soundness
    • 09. fallacies
    • 10. language of argumentation
      recommended literature
    • TOULMIN, Stephen. The uses of argument. Updated ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xiii, 247. ISBN 0521534836. info
    • WALTON, Douglas N. Fundamentals of critical argumentation. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xvi, 343. ISBN 0521530202. info
    • EEMEREN, F. H. van, Rob GROOTENDORST and A. Francisca SNOECK HENKEMANS. Argumentation : analysis, evaluation, presentation. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2002. xiv, 195. ISBN 0805839526. info
    Teaching methods
    lectures and exercises; study materials in interactive sylabus
    Assessment methods
  • first partial test (20 % of grade)
  • second partial test (30 % of grade)
  • final test (50 % of grade)
  • Language of instruction
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    The course is taught annually.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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