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The 5th Tokyo Conference on Argumentation will be held August 6 (Sat) – 8 (Mon), 2016, in Tokyo, Japan. The conference is sponsored by the Japan Debate Association (JDA) and Rikkyo Univeristy, Tokyo, Japan. The conference is designed to encourage exchanges of views on the theory, practice and instruction of argumentation across the disciplines.

The deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2016 For more information please visit the conference website.

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Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader

£34,576 to £55,389 Full Time, Permanent. Closing Date: 27 February 2016

The University of Dundee’s School of Science & Engineering is advertising several permanent posts including one covering the Centre for Argument Technology. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates in Computational Linguistics to expand the group’s research in Argument Mining (see argmining2016.arg.tech and arg.tech/am), but welcome applications in all areas of the overlap between argumentation and artificial intelligence. A strong publication profile is essential, and for more senior appointments, so is a track record of funding success.

For further information about the Centre for Argument Technology, please see arg.tech or contact Prof. Chris Reed; for more information about the position, see arg.tech/lecturer.

More information can be found at the ARG-tech website for the opening.

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Hyperlinked titles indicate that the article is currently available on an open access basis.

Table of Contents

“Bolivia’s Strategic Maneuvering on its claims for a fully sovereign access to the sea”, Marjorie Gallardo Castañeda, Centro de Estudios Estratégicos de la Academia de Guerra del Ejército de Chile, Santiago, Chile

“Studying Argumentation Behaviour”, Hans V. Hansen, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada

“Argumentos e inferencias: teoría de la argumentación y psicología del razonamiento”, Hubert Marraud, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, España

“Argumentative moves in a thought experiment”, Eugen OctavPopa, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Book Reviews

Douglas Walton, Burden of Proof, Presumption and Argumentation Cambridge University Press, 2014, 318 pp., US$ 85.00 (hc) ISBN 978-1-107- 04662-7, US$32.99 (pbk) ISBN 978-1-107-67882-8, US$26.00 (e-bk) ISBN 978- 1-139-95048-0.

Reviewed by David Godden, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University, Michigan, United States

Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Formal Languages in Logic: A Philosophical and Cognitive Analysis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 275 pp., $26.99 (pbk), ISBN 978-1-107-46031-7.

Reviewed by David Hitchcock, Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

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via the Blogora, website of the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA):

After a warm and beautiful summer with a very inspiring conference at the University of Warsaw, most of us are back from holiday and continue to work, think, write, or teach in the realm of rhetoric. In order to keep us all informed and to enable a more vivid exchange among the members, the Board of the Rhetoric Society of Europe (RSE) has decided to launch a regular newsletter. It will contain information on the following issues:

1. News from the society
2. Upcoming events (conferences, summer schools, workshops, etc.)
3. Calls for papers
4. Job posts
5. Important book publications
6. Miscellanous (projects, member inquiries, reviews, etc.).

To get a rich and informative newsletter, we need your help. Please send your news to eusorhet@gmail.com before October 25th, 2015.

View the whole post at the RSA website here: http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/node/7824

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics

Grade 7 (£30,434 – £37,394)

Fixed Term 36 months

Applications are invited for a research assistant to work on an EPSRC-funded project in computational linguistics and argumentation. The Argument Mining project aims to develop a range of techniques in computational linguistics to exploit theories of argument structure and classical rhetoric in order to automatically identify human reasoning in unconstrained natural language texts. The project involves two commercial partners: one a local tech company, the other, IBM and the Watson team in particular.

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PRESUMPTIONS, PRESUMPTIVE INFERENCES AND BURDEN OF PROOF

26-28 April 2016
University of Granada, Spain
 

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


The nature of presumptions is a topic of special interest within the field of law, not only because legal systems abound with so called presumptions of law, but also because some of these presumptions, such as the presumption of innocence and the different presumptions of validity are supposed to determine the very legitimacy of judicial procedures. Philosophers and argumentation theorists have also paid attention to presumptions and presumptive inferences as devices for reaching conclusions under uncertainty playing a widespread cognitive role in both everyday and scientific reasoning. Authors like Nicholas Rescher (2006), Douglas Walton (2008) and James Freeman (2005) even contend that presumptions are unavoidable points of departure for any inquiry, and consequently, conditions of possibility for achieving justification for our claims and beliefs. For, on the one hand, presumptions would articulate the exemption of providing further reasons for our reasons, which is something necessary if chains of reasoning are to stop at some point. And regarding argumentative exchanges, presumptions would serve to allocate the burden of proof among discussants, determining the path for a correct argumentative discussion to take place. This conference aims at bringing together argumentation theorists, philosophers, logicians and philosophers of law working on the role of presumptions, presumptive inferences in the field of law, in science and in everyday reasoning.

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The Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics
at the Università della Svizzera italiana invites applications for a position of PhD /teaching assistant in argumentation.

The candidate will be involved in a research stream on argumentation as an alternative to conflict within
institutions. In particular, his /her PhD dissertation will consider informal practices of mediation in public organizations in Switzerland; and analyse them from a discourse analytical and argumentative perspective (including, but not limited to, framing and reframing strategies, issue management, argument schemes, etc.).

The deadline for application is 15 November, 2015.

For more information please consult the formal announcement.

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