Essay Prize in Informal Logic/Critical Thinking/Argumentation Theory
The Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) invites submissions for the 2015 AILACT Essay Prize. This will be the 11th year in which the prize has been offered.
AILACT Essay Prize
- Value: $500 U.S.
- The prize-winning paper, and any “honourable mention” paper, will be eligible for consideration for publication in Informal Logic if it has not already been published or accepted or committed for publication elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and if the author consents to its consideration for publication in Informal Logic. The editors of Informal Logic will arrange for blind review of the paper if these conditions are met. The author will be expected to revise the paper in light of the reviewers’ suggestions, or to justify not doing so.
- Papers related to the teaching or theory of informal logic or critical thinking, and papers on
argumentation theory, will be considered for the prize.
- There are no restrictions on authorship. Authors need not be members of AILACT.
- Previously unpublished papers, and papers published or accepted for publication between January 1, 2012 and September 1, 2015 are eligible. Maximum length: 6,000 words.
- Entries will be assessed on the basis of their argument, scholarship, style, and importance to the field.
- The jury members for the 2015 AILACT essay prize, approved by the AILACT Board of Directors, are Lilian Bermejo Luque, Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Universidad de Granada; Alec Fisher, Department of Philosophy, University of East Anglia; Geoffrey Goddu, Professor of Philosophy, University of Richmond. The decision of the jury is final.
- To submit a paper, attach a PDF (preferred) or MS Word or RTF document to an email with AILACT ESSAY ENTRY on the “subject” line and send it to Derek Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a covering note giving your name and a mailing address. Please send the paper ready for blind-reviewing (the author not identified on the paper or file containing the paper or in the description of the document’s properties that is part of the file, and self-identifying references removed from the text, notes and references).
- There is a limit of one entry per author.
Deadline: September 1, 2015
The winner will be announced by December 15, 2015. AILACT will publicize the name of the winner on its web site and at AILACT sessions held at APA divisional meetings in 2015 and 2016. For further information about the essay prize, please contact Ben Hamby (email@example.com). For information about AILACT, visit our web site: https://ailact.wordpress.com/
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NOVA LINCS Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Principles and Techniques for Dynamic Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Knowledge-Based Systems research group
The NOVA Laboratory of Computer Science and Informatics is a Portuguese leading research unit hosted at Departamento de Informatica – Universidade Nova de Lisboa (see http://nova-lincs.di.fct.unl.pt). NOVA LINCS was awarded the highest research rating by the last (2013) FCT/MEC evaluation exercise (Excellent), among all national units focused exclusively in Computer Science and Informatics. We are currently pursuing an ambitious research program at the highest international level on principles and engineering for global software systems as a collaboration of our four groups Computer Systems, Knowledge-based Systems, Multimodal Systems and Software Systems. In the context of the 2015-20 strategic project NOVA LINCS seeks to appoint 1 post-doctoral research associate to become part of the Knowledge-Based Systems research group.
Admission Requirements: To apply for this position, the candidate is required (more…)
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There is a new call for papers and a new location for CMNA, the 15th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA 15).
The organizers are accepting submissions of long and short papers, demonstrations and short 2page abstracts for a workshop to be held in conjunction with PRIMA 2015 (Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems) in Bertinoro, Italy, on October 25th 2015.
Key dates are as follows:
Paper submission (long or short): 20 August 2015
Short abstract submission: 1st September 2015
Notification to authors: 7 September 2015
Early registration deadline: around mid September
CMNA 15: 25 October 2015
Details are here:
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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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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: (more…)
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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: (more…)
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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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