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Readers of RAIL might remember this chestnut from two years ago on infographics and visual argument.  That post featured a TED talk by David McCandless. Though I’m tempted, I’ll refuse to commit the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy here and simply report that McCandless’s website, Information is Beautiful, now features a very nice-looking infographic on the fallacies, (oddly) titled Rhetological Fallacies.  Clicking on the thumbnail below will take you to the full version at its home site.

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THINKING AND SPEAKING A BETTER WORLD

Fourth International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment

11-13 January 2013, Doha, Qatar
Qatar National Convention Center

Organized by QatarDebate Center

Affiliate organizations:

-World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, USA

-Za in Proti Institute for a Culture of Dialogue, Slovenia

-International Society for the Study of Argumentation, Netherlands

-International Center for the Advancement of Political Communication and Argumentation, USA

WEBSITE
http://www.qatardebate.org/en/Home/fourth-ICARD-PE/fourth-ICARD-PE.aspx

The conference will welcome scholars and educators from diverse fields for vigorous dialogue and exchange.  This conference will unite scholars of argumentation and rhetoric, teachers, and organizers of local, national and international debating networks to discuss critical thinking and advocacy discourse through pedagogy.  We intend for the conference to welcome all who are involved in public discussions and debates about different issues.

This conference is extremely timely.  A global information society which seeks reasoned solutions to problems through broad citizen involvement needs to develop and refine techniques for criticizing and validating ideas through discourse and then impart these to new generations of citizens if we are to create a better future and avoid looming crises.  This conference represents a unique opportunity to share ideas, network and cross-fertilize with global critical thinkers. (more…)

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The program for the University of Windsor symposium on Psychology, Emotion and the Human Sciences is now available at http://www.thehumansciences.com/programme/.  Registration should be available in a few days.

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Dear colleagues,
You are cordially invited to submit proposals for the ESTIDIA workshop entitled ‘Critical dialogue revisited: Challenges and opportunitieshttp://www.afahc.ro/Simpozion/info.html to be held within the framework of the international conference ‘Redefining community in intercultural context’ (RCIC’12) organised by the Air Force Academy in Brasov, Romania, on 14-16 June 2012
A primary goal of this workshop is to reflect on the state-of-the-art regarding European and International expertise on dialogue as an art, an interaction technique, a scientific method of enquiry and a problem-solving tool. It is an invitation to explore and discuss the nature, scope and role of language and communicative mechanisms in reflecting and shaping ideas, cultural identities and cross-cultural relationships through dialogue.

The workshop is intended as a multicultural and interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, practitioners and students. The following are just some of the topics we propose to explore: (more…)

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Request for Proposals

The National Communication Association requests proposals for projects and events that will advance the discipline of communication. While there are many funding outlets for communication scholars to seek support for academic disciplinary research, NCA is uniquely positioned to support work that is focused on the discipline itself.  All funded activities should align with the goals of NCA’s strategic plan and should have widespread impact that reaches beyond a single department, campus, or NCA unit.  For information about projects and events that have been funded by NCA in the past, please click here.

Funding proposals submitted through this request for proposals should be for one-time funding not to exceed $5,000.[1]  Preference is given to stand-alone projects/events, but partial funding of larger projects/events will be considered provided that the funding is allocated to a specific piece of the larger endeavor.

Eligibility/ Funding Parameters  (more…)

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I couldn’t quite believe my eyes!  But it’s true.  Nancy Cartwright, bad-girl of philosophy of science, denier of laws of nature, champion of singular causation, is giving a lecture on argumentation on March 8 at Western’s Rotman Institute for Philosophy.  To me it’s as if Gaga were to take her lyrics from Wittgenstein.

The lecture will be streamed live and available later on-line.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

NMR 2012

14th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR 2012)

http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/NMR12/

Co-located with KR 2012, DL 2012, KiBP 2012, CILC 2012, AI*IA 2012

Rome, Italy

June 8-10, 2012

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AIMS AND SCOPE

The NMR workshop series is the premier specialized forum for researchers in
non-monotonic reasoning and related areas. This will be the 14th workshop in
the series. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in the broad area
of non-monotonic reasoning, including belief revision, reasoning about
actions, argumentation, declarative programming, preferences, non-monotonic
reasoning for ontologies, uncertainty, and other related topics.

In this year, NMR will share a joint session together with the International
Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2012).

TOPICS

NMR 2012 welcomes the submission of papers broadly centered on issues and
research in non-monotonic reasoning. We welcome papers of either a
theoretical or practical nature. Topics of interest include (but are not
limited to): (more…)

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Call for Proposals

Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA)

VIRTUES of ARGUMENTATION

May 22-25, 2013 University of Windsor

Keynote speakers:

Daniel H. Cohen, Department of Philosophy, Colby College

Marianne Doury, Communication & Politics, CNRS – Paris

G. Thomas Goodnight, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California

The OSSA Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers that deal with argumentation, especially those that pertain to the practice of argumentation and its virtues.

Abstracts prepared for blind refereeing must be submitted electronically to the Program Committee no later than SEPTEMBER 7, 2012, to <ossa@uwindsor.ca>

(write ‘[your last name] OSSA abstract’ in the subject line).

Abstracts should be between 200 and 250 words long. Additional information on how to prepare proposals will be available on the conference website in the coming months: www.uwindsor.ca/ossa.

OSSA wishes to promote the work of graduate students and young scholars in the field of argumentation studies. Thus we strongly encourage submissions from this group.

The J. Anthony Blair Prize ($1000 CDN) will be awarded to the student paper presented at the Conference judged to be especially worthy of recognition. The competition is open to all students whose proposals are accepted for the Conference.

Canadian graduate students who need financial assistance in order to attend should advise us when submitting their proposals.

For the purpose of the Conference, a graduate student is one who has not completed her/his graduate program by September 7, 2012.  (Additional information about this prize will also be available on the website.)

Organizing Committee:

H. V. Hansen – C. W. Tindale – C. E, Hundleby

University of Windsor

www.uwindsor.ca/ossa

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The organizers wish to announce the 12th Annual Conference on Rhetoric «Giornate Tridentine di Retorica 12 – GTR 2012», as the First International Workshop on «Argumentation & Rhetoric (in Public Discourse, in Language, in Law)».

The Workshop, sponsored by CERMEG (Research Centre on Legal Methodology), will be held 7-8 June 2012 at the University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Italy.

The Workshop provides an opportunity for researchers and doctoral students to discuss current issues in the field of argumentation and rhetoric. (more…)

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The purpose of this international workshop is to bring together researchers who apply formal methods, widely understood, to natural language argumentation in order to provide a reconstruction which can provide the basis for an evaluation.

A related objective is to make the state of the art accessible to audiences who predominantly reconstruct natural language argumentation with more traditional formal or informal tools.

The workshop will be held 20-21 September 2012, following the GAP.8 conference at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

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