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“Bolivia’s Strategic Maneuvering on its claims for a fully sovereign access to the sea”, Marjorie Gallardo Castañeda, Centro de Estudios Estratégicos de la Academia de Guerra del Ejército de Chile, Santiago, Chile

“Studying Argumentation Behaviour”, Hans V. Hansen, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada

“Argumentos e inferencias: teoría de la argumentación y psicología del razonamiento”, Hubert Marraud, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, España

“Argumentative moves in a thought experiment”, Eugen OctavPopa, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Book Reviews

Douglas Walton, Burden of Proof, Presumption and Argumentation Cambridge University Press, 2014, 318 pp., US$ 85.00 (hc) ISBN 978-1-107- 04662-7, US$32.99 (pbk) ISBN 978-1-107-67882-8, US$26.00 (e-bk) ISBN 978- 1-139-95048-0.

Reviewed by David Godden, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University, Michigan, United States

Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Formal Languages in Logic: A Philosophical and Cognitive Analysis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 275 pp., $26.99 (pbk), ISBN 978-1-107-46031-7.

Reviewed by David Hitchcock, Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

via the Blogora, website of the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA):

After a warm and beautiful summer with a very inspiring conference at the University of Warsaw, most of us are back from holiday and continue to work, think, write, or teach in the realm of rhetoric. In order to keep us all informed and to enable a more vivid exchange among the members, the Board of the Rhetoric Society of Europe (RSE) has decided to launch a regular newsletter. It will contain information on the following issues:

1. News from the society
2. Upcoming events (conferences, summer schools, workshops, etc.)
3. Calls for papers
4. Job posts
5. Important book publications
6. Miscellanous (projects, member inquiries, reviews, etc.).

To get a rich and informative newsletter, we need your help. Please send your news to eusorhet@gmail.com before October 25th, 2015.

View the whole post at the RSA website here: http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/node/7824

announcement via http://www.discourseanalysis.net:

The Centre for Applied Linguistics at Warwick is looking for candidates applying for a position as Professor of Applied Linguistics/English Language & Linguistics at the University of Warwick, Centre for Applied Linguistics, Coventry, UK

Location:       Coventry
Salary: Competitive
Hours:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Placed on:      16th October 2015
Closes: 31st December 2015
Job Ref:        1509951

You will be an outstanding academic with significant international experience working in the broad field of applied linguistics, including (but not limited to) Continue Reading »

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics

Grade 7 (£30,434 – £37,394)

Fixed Term 36 months

Applications are invited for a research assistant to work on an EPSRC-funded project in computational linguistics and argumentation. The Argument Mining project aims to develop a range of techniques in computational linguistics to exploit theories of argument structure and classical rhetoric in order to automatically identify human reasoning in unconstrained natural language texts. The project involves two commercial partners: one a local tech company, the other, IBM and the Watson team in particular.

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26-28 April 2016
University of Granada, Spain


The nature of presumptions is a topic of special interest within the field of law, not only because legal systems abound with so called presumptions of law, but also because some of these presumptions, such as the presumption of innocence and the different presumptions of validity are supposed to determine the very legitimacy of judicial procedures. Philosophers and argumentation theorists have also paid attention to presumptions and presumptive inferences as devices for reaching conclusions under uncertainty playing a widespread cognitive role in both everyday and scientific reasoning. Authors like Nicholas Rescher (2006), Douglas Walton (2008) and James Freeman (2005) even contend that presumptions are unavoidable points of departure for any inquiry, and consequently, conditions of possibility for achieving justification for our claims and beliefs. For, on the one hand, presumptions would articulate the exemption of providing further reasons for our reasons, which is something necessary if chains of reasoning are to stop at some point. And regarding argumentative exchanges, presumptions would serve to allocate the burden of proof among discussants, determining the path for a correct argumentative discussion to take place. This conference aims at bringing together argumentation theorists, philosophers, logicians and philosophers of law working on the role of presumptions, presumptive inferences in the field of law, in science and in everyday reasoning.

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The Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics
at the Università della Svizzera italiana invites applications for a position of PhD /teaching assistant in argumentation.

The candidate will be involved in a research stream on argumentation as an alternative to conflict within
institutions. In particular, his /her PhD dissertation will consider informal practices of mediation in public organizations in Switzerland; and analyse them from a discourse analytical and argumentative perspective (including, but not limited to, framing and reframing strategies, issue management, argument schemes, etc.).

The deadline for application is 15 November, 2015.

For more information please consult the formal announcement.

Two positions are open at the Institute of Logic and Cognition at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China:

1. Full-time Researcher

The Institute of Logic and Cognition (http://logic.sysu.edu.cn/english/Index.asp) at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China (http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/index.htm) invites applications for 2 non-tenure-track, 3-year renewable appointments as full-time researcher in Argumentation Theory. The position includes mainly flexible research tasks in argumentation studies, with (preferably) a focus on studying argumentative practices from a social-cultural perspective. Continue Reading »


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