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International workshop
ARGUING ON THE WEB 2.0
Amsterdam, June 30 – July 1, 2014
Chairs: Fabio Paglieri & Chris Reed
Local organizer: Ulle Endriss

RATIONALE

Argument and debate form cornerstones of civilized society and of intellectual life. As online interaction usurps many traditional forms of interaction and communication, we would hope to see these processes alive and well on the web. But we do not. In spite of the ever-growing volume of online interaction, its current mechanisms hamper and discourage serious debate; they facilitate poor quality argument; and they allow fuzzy thinking to go unchecked. Meanwhile, these same online resources are increasingly being trusted and adopted with little critical reflection. The problem needs to be addressed from two different but converging perspectives: (more…)

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