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Submissions are invited for the 2018 AILACT Essay Prize in informal logic/critical thinking/argumentation theory. This will be the 14th year in which the prize ($500 U.S.) has been offered. Submissions are due by September 1, 2018. For details, see below. The details are also available at: https://ailact.wordpress.com and in the attached flyer.

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Via Tim van Gelder:

IARPA is currently recruiting thousands of participants to test the analytic methods developed for its CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) program.  IARPA is the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.  CREATE is a multi-million-dollar, multi-year R&D effort to improve the core process of intelligence analysis: making well-reasoned inferences from incomplete information. If effective, CREATE analytic tools could greatly assist many other disciplines that depend on good reasoning, including, law, medicine, and public policy. CREATE is a basic research program; it does not involve any security restrictions, and its research outputs will be freely available.

Participating might be interesting for anyone working in applied epistemology, critical thinking, informal reasoning, or probabilistic reasoning.  It might also be helpful for students wishing to develop their analytical reasoning skills.

For more information see: Frequently Asked Questions about CREATE

Here is the sign-up page: join.createbetterreasoning.com

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1st CALL FOR PAPERS 3rd European Conference on Argumentation – ECA 2019

Reason to Dissent

Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) is a pan-European biennial initiative aiming to consolidate and advance research on argumentation. After two successful editions, in Lisbon in 2015 and in Fribourg in 2017, ECA will be hosted in 2019 by the University of Groningen, in Groningen, The Netherlands.

We aim to attract scholars on argumentation world-wide from various disciplines, dealing with various themes and adopting various approaches.

More details, including deadlines and proposal submission guidelines can be found in the attached CFP: 1st-CALL-FOR-PAPERS.

For more information see the conference website: ECA | European Conference on Argumentation, join the ECA group on Facebook or email ecargument2019@rug.nl.

Please note that as in previous years there will also be a Summer School in Argumentation prior to the conference!

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The Department of Philosophy, which is one of three departments of the Faculty of Humanities, is a vibrant and international community of philosophers committed to high-quality teaching and research in diverse areas of philosophy. The Theoretical Philosophy group, where the current position is based, was evaluated as the best group in theoretical philosophy among all participating groups during the last QANU research visitation.

The position is part of Dr. Catarina Dutilh Novaes’ ERC Consolidator project ‘The Social Epistemology of Argumentation’, which is devoted to investigating the role(s) of argumentation in social processes of sharing and producing epistemic resources such as knowledge, justification, defeaters etc. This postdoc project focuses specifically on formal theories of argumentation, in different disciplines: argumentation theory, logic, artificial intelligence, game theory, formal social epistemology. The postdoc will survey a number of prominent formal accounts of argumentation in order to determine how best to capture the key idea of the project, namely that argumentation is best conceived of as social epistemic exchange, within a formal framework. The postdoc project will be carried out in collaboration with the principal investigator, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, and PhD students and another postdoc to be appointed at later stages. The position includes ample funding for research and travel. A full description of the ERC project is available upon request; candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the project when writing their letter of application.

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Deadline for submissions: 1 JUNE 2018

 

https://poznanreasoningweek.wordpress.com/

Poznań Reasoning Week 2018, which is the third edition of PRW, consists of three conferences, aimed at bringing together experts whose research offers a broad range of perspectives on systematic analyses of reasoning processes and their formal modelling. PRW 2018 is co-organised by the Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, and Institute of Philosophy, University of Zielona Góra, Poland.

In 2018 we will address:
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Of possible interest to argumentation theorists…

Applied philosophy examines the questions that are most central and relevant to the ways that we live our lives. Many of these questions are epistemic in nature, since questions about what can be known, understood, and reasonably believed, and questions about how we ought to understand the world around us relate directly to our lives. Applied epistemology marks a natural intersection between epistemology and ethics, both because our epistemic activities and beliefs are important determinants of our actions, and because our epistemic agency itself is a central part of our personhood.

Possible topics include:

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 9th ISSA CONFERENCE ON ARGUMENTATION

 

From July 3 to July 6, 2018, the 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) will be held at the University of Amsterdam. The aim of the conference is to draw together scholars from a variety of disciplines that are working in the field of argumentation theory.

 

The keynote speakers are:

     

  • Marianne Doury (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris)
  • Dale Hample (University of Maryland)
  • David Hitchcock (McMaster University)
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The planning committee of the 9th ISSA Conference invites presentations of original, non-published work on argumentation. Argumentation theorists, (informal) logicians, discourse analysts, communication scholars, rhetoricians, legal scholars, AI scholars, and other scholars involved in the study of argumentation are all encouraged to take part.

 

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