1st International Conference: Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis: ADDA 1
19-20 November 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for the 1st International Conference: Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis – ADDA 1, which will take place in Valencia, 19-20 November 2015.
This conference aims to bring together researches interested in the analysis of digital discourse from different disciplines, approaches and traditions. Thus, it seeks to foster state-of-the-art debates and discussions on this burgeoning field of research and provide opportunities for multidisciplinary and critical reflection.
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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.
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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.
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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).
via Argumentation and Language, 9-11 Sept. 2015 – ARGAGE 2015 | International Conference, University of Lausanne.
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CALL FOR PANELS/PAPERS
“BUILDING CONSENSUS. RHETORIC BETWEEN DEMOCRACY AND CONFLICT”
Palermo, 15-18th April 2015
The aim of this conference is to encourage an interdisciplinary investigation of the role of rhetoric and discursive processes in the realization of democracy and its eventual degenerations. In the contemporary debate on this topic, there seems to be a polarization between two different conceptions of democracy: the “deliberative” one and the “agonistic” one. The first one is related to the classical tradition that considers Habermas as its reference point. This conception emphasizes the role of rational deliberation as a means to produce a legitimate and binding consensus. Instead, the second one draws its inspiration from C. Schmitt, and considers conflict and disagreement as unavoidable conditions of democratic life. Despite their obvious differences, these two theoretical models have a conception of rhetoric in common that is subjected to, or at least separated from, the full exercise of argumentative rationality. Nevertheless, an interpretation of rhetoric that includes the logical-argumentative dimension in the rhetorical domain is possible. In this way, the recovery of rhetoric, considered both as a practice and as a theory of persuasive speech, may shed light on the role of discursive processes in building consensus, and thus might allow a revision of the dialectical tension between the pairs of concepts that the debate tends to focus on: normative/descriptive, rational/irrational, agreement/conflict. Starting from this theoretical framework, the organizers hope to receive papers with a theoretical or historical character that come from different disciplines and perspectives, including: rhetoric, philosophy of language, philosophy of politics, argumentation theory, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and political science.
- Luciano Canfora (University of Bari)
- Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster)
- Paolo Virno (Universitày of Roma III)
The conference will be organized by EIKOS. International Research Group on Rhetoric and hosted by The Department of the Humanistic Sciences at the University of Palermo in cooperation with the International Center for Philosophical Research (CRF).
Conference Proceedings will be published in EPEKEINA. International Journal of Ontology. History and Critics, Vol. 7, n. 2/2016.
For more information visit the conference website:
CRF – Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Filosofica | EIKOS.
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Dan Cohen did a very nice TED talk on argumentation. If you haven’t seen it already, do check it out below!
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