REINFORCE courses on Critical and Scientific Thinking are inspired by the "Big Ideas Course" taught at the University of Berkeley by Saul Permutter, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.
As Saul Permutter says of his course "this is a course on the ideas from science that are most widely useful for everyone. Many insights and conceptual tools from scientific thinking are of great utility for all kinds of reasoning, from reading the news critically to making decisions under conditions of uncertainty. The focus in this course is on the errors humans tend to make, and the approaches scientific methodology has developed (and continues to develop) to minimize those errors. The course includes a discussion of the nature of science, what makes science such an effcetive way of knowing, how both non-scientific thinking and scientific thinking can go awry, and how we can reason more clearly and successfully as individuals, as members of groups, and as citizens of a democracy".
The aim of REINFORCE Courses on Critical and Scientific Thinking is to help people to become better thinkers and to be able to distinguish between pathological science, pseudo-science, fraudulent science, poorly-done science and good science.
After an introductory course on Sense and Sensibility and Science, given by Professor Permutter, four courses will be offered by Stefano Gattei, Professor of Science in Society at the University of Trento.
1/ Introductory course by Saul Perlmutter on October 24th at 6pm in EGO Auditorium and by remote:
Meeting ID: 884 6058 1646
2/ On October 26 at 2pm in EGO seminar room and by remote:
Meeting ID: 842 3876 6816
3/ On October 28 at 2pm in EGO seminar room and by remote:
Meeting ID: 881 9759 3311
4/ On October 31st at 5pm in EGO seminar room and by remote:
Meeting ID: 858 3220 2632
5/ On November 2nd at 10am in EGO seminar room and by remote:
Meeting ID: 884 4543 6221