Thursday, 27th Jan 2011 | 7:00 pm
Join us at T2F for a tutorial by Shajia Sarfaraz Haroon on the nature of argument in philosophy
Ask yourself this question: “What is an argument?” You might respond with an answer similar to this: “It is a disagreement between two or more points of views”. Generally speaking, you might be right, but in the discourse of philosophy, you’d be sort of wrong. For a philosopher, an argument is a series of sentences that logically lead to a certain conclusion.
All philosophers ever do is argue. Not only do they argue with each other, they argue with themselves, with people they haven’t met, and with people they might meet in the future. The Philosophy 101 Series will be all about arguing. To discover how our philosophical arguments will be different from everyday verbal spats, join us for a tutorial on what makes for a good argument.
Shajia Sarfraz Haroon will discuss the basics of arguing in a philosophical discourse. Her talk will provide an introduction to elementary logic, concepts of validity and soundness, and a brief on how fallacies seem convincing, but really aren’t.
Shajia is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with a double major in Philosophy and Human Biology.
Date: Thursday, 27th January, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.