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1st European Conference on Argumentation – ECA Lisbon 2015
Argumentation and Reasoned Action
9-12 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
www.ecargument.org

The European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) is a new pan-European initiative aiming to consolidate and advance various streaks of research into argumentation and reasoning: from philosophical, linguistic, discourse analytic, cognitive, to computational approaches. The chief goal of the initiative is to organize on a regular basis a major conference on argumentation. The first of these conferences will be hosted in Lisbon by the ArgLab, Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa. While based in Europe, ECA involves and further encourages participation from argumentation scholars all over the world.

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CFP: ICAIL 2015

15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL 2015)

June 8 – June 12, 2015
University of San Diego School of Law
http://www.icail2015.org

First Call for Papers

The 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2015) will be held at the University of San Diego School of Law from Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12, 2015.

Artificial Intelligence and Law is a vibrant research field that focuses on:

  • Legal reasoning and development of computational methods of such reasoning
  • Applications of AI and other advanced information technologies that are intended to support the legal domain
  • Discovery of electronically stored information for legal applications (eDiscovery)
  • Machine learning and data mining for legal applications
  • Formal models of norms, normative systems, and norm-governed societies

Since it began in 1987, the ICAIL conference has been established as the primary international conference addressing research in Artificial Intelligence and Law. It is organized biennially under the auspices of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL). The conference proceedings are published by ACM. The journal Artificial Intelligence and Law regularly publishes expanded versions of selected ICAIL papers.

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Conference on Debunking Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany

October 3-4, 2014

Invited Speakers
Markus Christen (Zurich)
Thomas Grundmann (Cologne)
Christian Illies (Bamberg)
Richard Joyce (Wellington)
Carel van Schaik (Zurich)

Conference topic

Debunking arguments follow the logic of ‘you just believe that because…’. They are meant to undermine the justification of a belief by showing the belief to have a dubious causal history. While genealogical critiques are often decried as genetic fallacies, recent years have seen a renaissance of genetic debunking arguments, particularly in moral philosophy. Proponents of such arguments, most prominently Richard Joyce, Peter Singer, Joshua Greene and Sharon Street, draw on empirical assumptions about the origins of moral cognition to undermine the justification of certain ethical views.
The aim of the conference is to assess the merits and limitations of moral debunking arguments from various perspectives.

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Aristotle on Bad Arguments

Leading Minds Research Project.
Leeds, UK
4-5th July, 2014

Why does Aristotle include knowledge of defective arguments within the arts of dialectic and rhetoric? On one attractive way of understanding the nature of Aristotelian rhetoric and dialectic, these are (in large measure) expertises in the use of good arguments and good reasoning to persuade others. How then should we explain the place Aristotle gives to defective arguments (merely apparent enthymemes / syllogisms / refutations, sophisms, and in general invalid and otherwise defective arguments) within his works on these expertises of dialectic and rhetoric (Topics, Sophistical Refutations and Rhetoric)? How should we understand his apparent recommendations regarding the use of such arguments? By what standards of propriety does he mark out arguments as “merely apparent syllogisms/enthymemes”, particularly given his famously “more relaxed” standards for genuine enthymemes in rhetoric?

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Via Analytic Philosophy

The North American Society for Social Philosophy will host the 31st International Social Philosophy Conference from July 17 – 19, 2014.  The conference will be held at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, USA.  Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to the theme: Power, Protest, and the Future of Democracy

For more information click on the link below:

Call for Abstracts: Thirty-First International Social Philosophy Conference | Analytic Philosophy.

Via LogBlog

In 2014, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University will hold a three-week summer school in logic and formal epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, economics, and other sciences.The goals are to introduce promising students to cross-disciplinary research early in their careers, and forge lasting links between the various disciplines.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 2 to Friday, June 20, 2014 on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Tuition and accommodations are free.

For more information click on the link below:

Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology | Richard Zach | University of Calgary.

Via Certain Doubts

The European Epistemology Network provides a platform for cooperation and exchange among epistemologists and those interested in the theory of knowledge in Europe. The 2014 meeting will be organized by the Autonomous University of Madrid. It will be held at Madrid from Monday 30th of June to Wednesday 2nd of July.

Submissions in any area of epistemology (broadly construed) are welcome.

For more information, click on the link below:

European Epistemology Network Meeting 2014 | Madrid, June 30 – July 2, 2014.

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