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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument

The Special Issue of the Journal “Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric”
K. Budzynska, F. van Eemeren & M. Koszowy (Eds.)

This special issue on “Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument” is the third of a series of special issues dedicated to argumentation in the journal “Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric” (SLGR). The previous two issues were dedicated to  major research strands in the philosophy of argument (vol. 29, 2009; in its introduction to “Informal Logic”, the “Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy” says of SLGR that it has “published important special issue on the field”), and the computational approaches to argumentation (vol. 36, 2011). The volume will be built around two chapters concerning the most general and important topics in pragmatics and dialectics of argument: “Speech Acts and Argument” (Ch. I), and “Argumentation in a Dialogue” (Ch. II).

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Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument: Special Issue of the Journal Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

K. Budzynska, F. van Eemeren & M. Koszowy (Eds.)

February 4, 2013

This special issue on Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument is the third of a series of special issues dedicated to argumentation in the journal Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric (SLGR). The previous two issues were dedicated to major research strands in the philosophy of argument (vol. 29, 2009; in its introduction to Informal Logic, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy says of SLGR that it has “published important special issue on the field”), and the computational approaches to argumentation (vol. 36, 2011).

The volume will be organised into two parts focusing on the most general and impor- tant topics in pragmatics and dialectics of argument: Speech Acts and Argument, and Argumentation in Dialogue. This issue will also establish a new platform the aim of which is to encourage and support discussion amongst researchers in the argumenta- tion community. We therefore also solicit ‘Discussion’ papers: shorter contributions commenting on papers published in previous issues of the SLGR argumentation series. (more…)

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RAIL is pleased to recommend the Special Issue of Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric on Argument and Computation.

If, for some reason, you’re not yet paying attention to the things that are happening in the computation-based wing of argumentation theory, let me ever-so-humbly suggest that you should be. The excellent work being done in this area integrates not only key insights from mainstream contemporary argumentation theory but key insights from the ever-developing field of non-monotonic logic too.  Well and truly gone are the days when, as applied to logic, ‘formal’ meant ‘classical’.  This is truly exciting stuff.  Those with no background in the overlap between argumentation and computation may wish to begin with Chris Reed and Marcin Kosowy’s excellent introduction.  Following that, I would recommend Doug Walton’s article, “How to Refute an Argument in Artificial Intelligence” and Marcin Lewinsky’s article too as being particularly friendly to those whose background is heavier in argumentation and/or dialectics (per the Walton-Krabbe model) than in computation as next steps.

This issue is special in that it shows the relevance of computational approaches to nearly every branch of argumentation theory. To look at what some would consider extremes, for example, formal logic is represented in Kazimierz Trzęsicki’s excellent treatment of the problem of argument classification, but so is rhetoric in the article by Katarzyna Budzyńska and Magdalena Kacprzak, that represents the latest extension of their work at the time of this writing.

It is timely too. For those who have an interest in the way that argumentation is carried out through the medium of the internet this issue will be very useful indeed. The aforementioned article by Lewinsky covers this ground as does the article by Karolina Stefanowicz.  Those interested in contemporary pragma-dialetctics will also find much to pique their interest here, especially the article by the team of Jacky Visser, Floris Bex, Chris Reed and Bart Garssen.

Though of course the computational wing of argumentation theory is established and thriving in departments all over the world, I think this issue of Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric also shows the variety of good things that are happening in what is becoming the vibrant argumentation theory community of Warsaw. We should all be paying attention.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

http://logika.uwb.edu.pl/studies/

Special Issue on Argumentation Theory and Computer Science

This journal issue intends to present the current state of the art in the study on the overlap between Argumentation Theory and Computer Science.The issue welcomes original high-quality contributions that have been neither published in nor submitted to any journals or refereed conferences. Among the topics to be addressed there are:

computational models of defeasible arguments

the application of software tools in argument analysis and representation

argument scheme analysis and critique in artificial intelligence

the application of theories of argument in multi-agent systems

the use of software tools in the study of persuasion dialog

the application of software tools in online debates

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 

The length of papers should be between 10 and 20 pages. Authors should submit papers by e-mail in Microsoft Word or TeX file format with tables and figures in the same file. Page format of papers should be A4, text font – Times New Roman, size 12. Line spacing of the text should be single. Additionally figures should be submitted in separate graphics files (bitmap graphics resolution should be 1200 dpi for black and white line drawings and 300 dpi for color and half-tone artwork (all colors will be converted to half-tones). It should be submitted as .tiff, .bmp or .jpg files. Vector graphics should be saved as .emf or .cdr files).

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission:

February 15, 2011

Notification of acceptance:

March 15, 2011

 

Articles should be sent by e-mail to the special issue guest editor:

 

Marcin Koszowy

Department of Logic, Informatics and Philosophy of Science

University of Białystok

Sosnowa 64

15-887 Białystok, Poland

koszowy@uwb.edu.pl

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