Tug of Logic: A Competitive Board Game For Collaborative Reasoning

Time: 2-4 pm, Friday, May 31, 2019
Location: Scarfe Building Library Block Room 278
Speaker: Dr. Michael Picard

Join philosopher, author and public intellectual, Dr. Michael Picard as he introduces, demos and discusses the new board game, Tug of Logic. A collaborative game that seeks consensus and tests its limits, it aims at constructing complete logical arguments acceptable to all players, while avoiding reducing complex issues to simple syllogisms. The game is a part of the annual Canadian High School Ethics Bowl, which takes place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, where recently it was played by almost a hundred students. It has been adopted as a resource for graduate students and teacher training by The Collaborative, an international network that seeks to integrate Humanities teaching and learning across all educational levels. Dr. Picard will briefly explain the game, facilitate the game, then hold a discussion.

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