The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR/SCER) invites members to submit proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference, to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2015 (a href=”http://congress2015.ca”>http://congress2015.ca) at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON., June 3-5, 2015.
Archive for the ‘Argumentation’ Category
Just in case you’ve not yet heard about this, the folks in Windsor have done us all a great service. The proceedings of all OSSA conferences from the very first to the most recent are now available online at the OSSA Conference Archive. Papers and commentaries are available for viewing and download. Search options are up-to-date too. For those of us who want to cite these papers in our work, this is an indispensable and easy-to-use resource that compares favorably with the ISSA Conference Archive maintained by Rozenberg Quarterly. Both are laudable additions to the online resources available for argumentation researchers.
The latest issue of the journal Cogency is now available! Most articles are open access pdf downloads. Do check it out!
The 1st International Workshop for Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation (MET-ARG)
December 10, 2014, Kraków, Poland at JURIX 2014 (The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, http://conference.jurix.nl/2014/)
The aim of the workshop is to provide a space for exchange of methodological ideas concerning the research on legal argumentation from three perspectives: AI and Law, argumentation theory and legal theory. Since a thorough discussion of scientific aims and adopted methodologies is needed in this field, our main motivation is to discuss some perspectives of cooperation and mutual inspiration among these three research areas in order to develop more effective, accurate and scientifically adequate theories and models of legal argumentation. This may lead to establishing of interdisciplinary research projects related to legal argumentation.
Since we intend to facilitate a vivid and fruitful discussion of these issues, we would like to call for participation in the workshop on behalf of the organizing committee.
From the Journal homepage:
In Greek mythology, Eris is the goddess of discord, strife, and quarrel. Aesop warned that Eris should be left undisturbed since combating Eris could cause it to intensify. However, Hesiod recognized Eris’s second nature as a force of progress and improvement, the noble competition. Argumentation and debate can regulate Eris and prioritize its second positive nature, sometimes leading to the solution or dissolution of the dispute.
The purpose of Eris is to refine and reflect on theory and practice of argumentation and debate. It seeks to attract and promote theoretical, empirical, and educational contributions on argumentation and debate from several perspectives (philosophical, rhetorical, educational, psychological, among others) with a focus on both their function to regulate conflicts and disagreements and their epistemic function.
Therefore, we invite you to submit paper proposals for the next issues of Eris. Italian, English, French and Spanish papers will be accepted for peer review.
For paper guidelines, please check the website: Eris.
the 14th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument
joint with the 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation in association with JURIX 2014
10th December 2014 – Krakow – Poland
The series of workshops on Computational Models of Natural Argument is continuing to attract high quality submissions from researchers around the world since its inception in 2001. Like the past editions, CMNA 14 acts to nurture and provide succor to the ever growing community working on Argument and Computation, a field developed in recent years overlapping Argumentation Theory and Artificial Intelligence.
AI has witnessed a prodigious growth in uses of argumentation throughout many of its subdisciplines: agent system negotiation protocols that demonstrate higher levels of sophistication and robustness; argumentation-based models of evidential relations and legal processes that are more expressive; groupwork tools that use argument to structure interaction and debate; computer-based learning tools that exploit monological and dialogical argument structures in designing pedagogic environments; decision support systems that build upon argumentation theoretic models of deliberation to better integrate with human reasoning; and models of knowledge engineering structured around core concepts of argument to simplify knowledge elicitation and representation problems. Furthermore, benefits have not been unilateral for AI, as demonstrated by the increasing presence of AI scholars in classical argumentation theory events and journals, and AI implementations of argument finding application in both research and pedagogic practice within philosophy and argumentation theory.
Full information, including deadlines, are available at the conference website: CMNA 2014.
Argumentation and Language: ARGAGE 2015
Linguistic markers, discursive processes, cognitive operations
9-11 September 2015
University of Lausanne
The CoRReA (Collectif Romand de Recherche sur l’Argumentation) is pleased to issue the first call for participation to the international conference “Argumentation & language”, which will be held at the University of Lausanne on 9-11 September 2015.
The conference seeks to attract scholars in language and communication science as well as researchers in cognitive science who are interested in the description of the linguistic dimension of argumentation.
Contributors are expected to submit proposals falling into at least one or two of the three following areas of research: a) linguistic markers; b) discursive processes; c) cognitive operations, which constitute the three conference themes.
For more information view the full Call for Papers or visit the conference website (below).