Logic and Cognition

2016/2017 edition:

This module consists of:

  • 30 hrs of lectures (slightly interactive, in fact); the first part will be delivered by Mariusz Urbański, the second part by Frank Zenker,
  • 30hrs of tutorials.
  • LECTURES
    • MU-part: Thursdays, 9.45-11.15, room 110, Międzychodzka 5.

    • 06.10.2016 About the course; Logic, psychologism, reasoning
    • 13.10.2016 Abduction 1
    • 20.10.2016 Abduction 2
    • 27.10.2016 Deduction. Dual-Process Theories of Deductive Reasoning
    • 03.11.2016 Questions
    • 10.11.2016 Empirical research on reasoning: Wason selection task, Raven’s matrices, Syllogisms and polisyllogisms
    • 17.11.2016 Summing up
    • FZ-part: 15.00-17.15, room 70, building AB, Szamarzewskiego 89

      presentations

      • 05.01.16 Standard Methodological Issues of Empirical Research on Human Reasoning.
      • 06.12.16 Choice of Normative Standard; Meaning Coordination between Experimenter and Subject; Verbatim Protocols; Mock Empirical Study (“Linda Problem”).
      • 07.12.16 Results of Mock Study and Discussion; Assessing the formal model 1 (logical models); Student Presentation and Feedback 1.
      • 08.12.16 Quiz, Assessing the formal model 2 (probabilistic models); Student Presentation and Feedback 2.
      • 09.12.16 Course Summary; key lessons; directions for future research; final discussion.

       

    • TUTORIALS: Thursdays, 1: 11.30-13.00, 2: 13.15-14.45, room 110, Międzychodzka 5
      • READINGS
        (Stenning and van Lambalgen’s book is available on EBSCOhost via USOS)

      • 13.10.2016 Stenning and van Lambalgen (2008). „Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science”, The MIT Press (ch. 2: The Anatomy of Logic, 19-41); tasks
      • 20.10.2016 Magnani (2014). Abductive Theory of Cognition. The Eco-Cognitive Model, „Rivista Italiana di Filosofia di Linguaggio”, 2014, 54-69 (download); tasks
      • 27.10.2016 Rips (2008). Logical Approaches to Human Deductive Reasoning. In: Adler, Rips (eds.) „Reasoning. Studies in Human Inference and Its Foundations”, Cambridge UP, 187-205; tasks
      • 03.11.2016 Stenning and van Lambalgen (2008). „Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science”, The MIT Press (ch. 5: From the Laboratory to the Wild and Back Again, 117-137); tasks
      • 10.11.2016 Stenning and van Lambalgen (2008). „Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science”, The MIT Press (ch. 11: Rationality Revisited, 347-366); tasks
      • INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS
        Thursdays, 11.30-14.30, room 64 (building AB)

      • First round: 17.11.2016 – 15.12.2016
      • Second round (vivas): 05.01.2017 – 26.01.2017 https://mariuszurbanski.youcanbook.me/
      • FORMATTING PAPERS
        Use standard LaTeX article class with font size 11 pt and author-year citation style. If you don’t want to or can’t install LaTeX, use e. g. Overleaf.