Course details


Logic, Reasoning and Cognition

WS 2020 Maria Spychalska ONLINE
B.Sc modules:
CS-BWP-CNP - Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology
KOGW-WPM-KNP - Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology
KOGW-WPM-PHIL - Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
M.Sc modules:
CS-MWP-CNP - Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology
CS-MWP-PHIL - Philosophy for Cognitive Science

Doctorate program
Mon: 14-18

In this course we will discuss human reasoning from a cognitive perspective. The course will combine elements of formal logic, psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology. We will read and discuss parts of Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science (Stenning and Lambalgen), as well as a number of journal papers related to the topic. We will cover topics such: reasoning with quantifiers, pragmatic aspects of quantification, syllogistic reasoning, conditional reasoning, semantics and pragmatics of logical connectives, reasoning with negation, reasoning in special populations (e.g., schizophrenia, autism). The course will include both lectures as well as student presentations. Active participation is expected. Requirements: (A) presentation in class of at least one journal paper/book chapter (B) creative presentation of a small study project to be discussed in the class (possible topics will be discussed during the class) OR Homework OR Essay (C) active participation/short homework