Spotting Bullshit: When Reasoning Goes Wrong

Recording: Spotting Bullshit: When Reasoning Goes Wrong

The slides for this presentation can be downloaded here.

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Bullshit is all around us. Sometimes it is easy to spot, but our brains can be tricked!
In this series of lectures we will need some tools to spot when we are being
manipulated through mental trickery.

When Reasoning Goes Wrong

Bullshit is all around us. Sometimes it is easy to spot, but our brains can be tricked! For this series of lectures we will need some tools to spot when we are being manipulated through mental trickery.

A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are tricks or illusions of thought, and are often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don’t be fooled! We will help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly head.

Rosa Runhardt is a lecturer at the Institute for Philosophy at Leiden University.

SG Presents: The Spotting Bullshit Series

Bullshit – roughly, the deliberate or accidental spreading of untruths – is all around us. It’s a thing of all ages, but it’s very possible that we are living in THE age of bullshit. Peak bullshit, as it were. Sometimes it is easy to spot, but our brains can be tricked!

In this series of seven interactive lectures, Studium Generale will tackle the issue head on and offer you some tools to spot when we are being manipulated through mental trickery. Join these lectures and inoculate yourself against fake news, logical fallacies and other manipulations, and become a beacon of independent, rational and critical thought!

The Spotting Bullshit lecture series will be held every Tuesday between September 22 and November 24 2020 during lunchtime (12:40-13:30) in the main hall in the TU Delft Library, except the lecture on September 29 (20:00). Registration is required via EventBrite or you can tune in via livestream (check our website or socials for the links). These activities are free of charge.

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