Logic and Cognition

2017/2018 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.

    • 12.10.2017 About the course; Logic, psychologism, reasoning
    • 19.10.2017 Abduction 1
    • 26.10.2017 Abduction 2
    • 16.11.2017 Deduction. Dual-Process Theories of Deductive Reasoning
    • 23.11.2017 Questions
    • 30.11.2017 Empirical research on reasoning: Wason selection task, Raven’s matrices, Syllogisms and polisyllogisms. Summing up
    • FZ-part: 15.00-17.15, room 70, building AB, Szamarzewskiego 89

      presentations

      • 11.12.17 Standard Methodological Issues of Empirical Research on Human Reasoning.
      • 12.12.17 Choice of Normative Standard; Meaning Coordination between Experimenter and Subject; Verbatim Protocols; Mock Empirical Study (“Linda Problem”).
      • 13.12.17 Results of Mock Study and Discussion; Assessing the formal model 1 (logical models); Student Presentation and Feedback 1.
      • 14.12.17 Quiz, Assessing the formal model 2 (probabilistic models); Student Presentation and Feedback 2.
      • 15.12.17 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)

      • 12.10.2017 Stenning and van Lambalgen (2008). „Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science”, The MIT Press (ch. 2: The Anatomy of Logic, 19-41); tasks
      • 19.10.2017 Magnani (2014). Abductive Theory of Cognition. The Eco-Cognitive Model, „Rivista Italiana di Filosofia di Linguaggio”, 2014, 54-69 (download); tasks
      • 26.10.2017 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
      • 16.11.2017 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
      • 23.11.2017 Stenning and van Lambalgen (2008). „Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science”, The MIT Press (ch. 11: Rationality Revisited, 347-366); tasks
      • INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS
        Thursdays, 11.00-15.00, room 71, building AB (except 30.11.17: room 110, Międzychodzka 5)

      • First round: 30.11.2017 – 14.12.2017
      • Second round (vivas): 04.01.2018 – 25.01.2018 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.