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That's logical!

Theme:

We often say things like ‘that’s logical’ or ‘if this and that, then it follows that’, but what does this mean? When is something ‘logical’?

Content:

Logic is the study of correct reasoning. In this talk, with the aid of some examples, I will show why some forms of reasoning are correct, and that many forms of reasoning we often employ in our day-by -day life are in fact incorrect.

Why this is important?

Logic is the methodology of thinking: whatever you are thinking about, it is important that you do not make logical mistakes, because then your theses and conclusions are unfounded.

Key descriptors:

Logic; reasoning

Suggested age range:

14-18

Speaker:

Giulia Felappi

 

 

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