Official call (in Spanish): http://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2015-6508
A pre-doctoral research assistant is desired for a 4-year project on the uses of presumption in argumentative discourse. The selected candidate will join a research project having as its target the following questions:
- What’s the relationship between presumptions and presumptive inferences? Does the making of a presumption involves the making of a presumptive inference?
- Is it possible to provide a speech-act account of presumptions?
- How should we deal with the semantics of an epistemic modal such as “presumably”?
- What’s the difference between presumptions and other linguistic and argumentative phenomena such as presuppositions and assumptions?
- What are the argumentative conditions and consequences of making a presumption? What are the possible roles of presumptions in argumentative discourse?
- What are the correctness conditions for presumptions and for presumptive inferences?
For further information contact Lilian Bermejo-Luque: firstname.lastname@example.org
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WILL – Workshops in Informal Logic and Linguistics
23rd April 2016
University of Łódź, Poland
Call for Participants:
The Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Łódź invites you to participate in the first session of WILL: An Argumentation Forum, to be held at the Faculty of Philology in Łódź.
The aim of this meeting is to discuss the theory and practice of argument and reasoning from a linguistics perspective. Topics will depend on the interests of the participants, but are likely to include:
- The Language of Argumentation
- Argumentation and Experiment in Linguistics
- The Nature of Evidence
- Informal Logic Fallacies
- Materials for Teaching Argumentation
- Rhetoric and Persuasion
Rather than presentations followed by a few minutes for discussion, this meeting will feature workshops of about one hour, concentrating on providing a forum for discussion and co-operation.
For more information please visit the Workshops website: http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/WILL/
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2nd Call for Papers: Topoi–Reasoning, Argumentation, and Critical Thinking Instruction
Submission Deadline: 30 OCTOBER 2015
Topic: Reasoning, Argumentation, Critical Thinking Instruction (RACT)
Journal: TOPOI (http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/11245)
Peer review stage: about 8 weeks
Submission of revised papers: January 2016
Online-first publication expected: April 2016
Following the RACT2015 conference, held 25-27 FEB at Lund University (see: http://ract2015.wordpress.com), we invite submissions of papers for publication in a special issue of TOPOI (http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/11245). Papers must be in the order of 6000 to 8000 words (including references), and must address one or more of the conference themes listed at the above website. Whether being addressed from an empirical or a more conceptual perspective, other than rigor and quality of scholarship (as evidenced, for instance, by demonstrating, familiarity with the relevant literature), this special issue primarily seeks to inform those who wish to reduce the distance between the research front and what is (falsely) presented to students as the state-of-the-art critical thinking instruction. Therefore, papers should in one way or another be of immediate relevance to those who already do, or plan to, teach or implement instruction in critical thinking as part of school or university education, either as dedicated courses or across the curriculum. Of special relevance is the current trend to appropriate research on social, cognitive and other biases, as well as two systems or two processes accounts of human reasoning.
Among those invited to submit to this special issue are the RACT keynote speakers: Continue Reading »
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UPDATE: SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
The First International Workshop on Argumentation and Logic Programming (ArgLP 2015).
Cork, Ireland, 31 August, 2015
(co-located with ICLP 2015)
Selected papers will be considered for a special issue of Fundamenta Informaticae (http://www.iospress.nl/journal/fundamenta-informaticae/)
Argumentation has been more and more an active research field in areas as Multi-Agent Systems, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Law, etc. From the computational point of view, logic programming has been influencing fundamental roots of argumentation. Indeed, since Dung formalized a family of argumentation inferences in terms of the so called argumentation semantics, he showed that these argumentation semantics have strong roots in logic-based theories.
The relationship between logic programming and argumentation has attracted increased attention in the last years. Studies range from translating one into the other and back, using argumentation to explain logic programming models, and using logic programming systems to implement argumentation-based languages (ASPARTIX, DIAMOND). Influences go both ways and we believe that both fields can benefit from learning about each other.
This year the presentation of the results of the First International Competition on Computational Models of Argumentation (ICCMA) will be done at TAFA 2015 (co-located with IJCAI 2015). Since some of the most widely known argumentation solvers are based on logic programming methodologies, e.g., ASPARTIX, it is expected that new argumentation solvers based on logic programming could appear. In this setting, ArgLP is aiming at catching the attention of the logic programming community to increase the influence of logic programming in the new theoretical and practical developments of argumentation.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Continue Reading »
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“Truth and Persuasion”
September 24-26, 2015,
Call for Papers
The S.I.F.A. (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy) is pleased to announce its Midterm Conference on Truth and Persuasion.
The conference aims to advance our understanding of the relationships between the concepts of truth and persuasion. While the absolute conception of truth has been widely criticised, the philosophical implications of this critique are far from clear. There is a general agreement that we need a conception of truth sensitive to contexts and to historically situated subjects. Some have concluded that truth is local and rational argumentation culturally bounded. Others have suggested that sound argumentation is culturally relative. What is the role of truth and rational argumentation in the exchange among different cultures? Are conversations among cultures based on persuasion, rather than truth? The Conference aims to refocus the discussion on the intricacies and
complexities of the relation between truth and persuasion, a theme that has been largely neglected in the last decades.
The Keynote speakers will include:
Frans van Eemeren
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Announcement via diskursanalyse.net
The Department of Linguistics is a sub-unit of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, consisting of four chairs (Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning Research). The announced post doc position will be the area of Applied Linguistics.
Applied Linguistics deals with language in social context and practice. In the context of the Viennese Institute, the discipline primarily covers sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, text and media research (the main foci of the chair) as well as conversation analysis, institutional communication, multilingualism, language policy and pragmatics. Applied Linguistics is conceived as an empirically driven, theory-building discipline which is also participating and taking stand in public discourse on linguistic matters. In the context of the Department of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics is furthermore committed to the common institutional goal of exploring language in a comprehensive sense (as a system, competence and social practice).
Application deadline: 10 June 2015
Identification number of advertisement: 5819
For more information (in German and in English) visit the online job posting at the University website.
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