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WILL – Workshops in Informal Logic and Linguistics

23rd April 2016
University of Łódź, Poland

Call for Participants:

The Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Łódź invites you to participate in the first session of WILL: An Argumentation Forum, to be held at the Faculty of Philology in Łódź.

The aim of this meeting is to discuss the theory and practice of argument and reasoning from a linguistics perspective. Topics will depend on the interests of the participants, but are likely to include:

  • The Language of Argumentation
  • Argumentation and Experiment in Linguistics
  • The Nature of Evidence
  • Informal Logic Fallacies
  • Materials for Teaching Argumentation
  • Rhetoric and Persuasion

Rather than presentations followed by a few minutes for discussion, this meeting will feature workshops of about one hour, concentrating on providing a forum for discussion and co-operation.

For more information please visit the Workshops website: http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/WILL/

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Rhetoric of Evidence

Epistemic Models and Rhetorical Practice in Science, Education, and Culture

March 12-15, 2014

Conference held at: Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais

Hauptstraße 120, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany

How can we convey knowledge in an evident way? Which verbal and visual methods can be used for evident presentation of knowledge? How do modern communication media, such as Powerpoint, influence opportunities to create evidence? Within which tradition does the struggle for evident presentations stand? What significance does evidence have in modern natural sciences, in the arts, and in everyday culture? Not only is evidence of rhetorical interest, it is also an important topic for other disciplines. The scope ranges from the ancient demand to use a vivid language by Aristotle, via the empiricism of Locke and Hume, to the current scientific models and simulations. The striving for clarity and logical evidence shapes the current approach to presentation in the natural sciences and influences business presentations as well as presentation in school or the humanities. Furthemore, evidence serves as a method of communicating information and emotion in mass media. Arts and literature can be understood as a struggle for evidence as well: these disciplines developed new strategies to achieve evidence. Thus, evidence can be seen as a culturally established presentation technique, which proves to be very effective. (more…)

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Quantitative Methods in the Legal Evaluation of Evidence: Challenges and Prospects
April 10, 2013
The Pufendorf Institute, Sölvegatan 2, Lund
The workshop is funded by the Swedish Research Council. Attendance is free
of charge but registration is required. Please be aware that the number of
participants is limited. Register by e-mail to dragi.anevski@maths.lu.se or
lena.wahlberg@jur.lu.se no later than April 4. The registration is valid
once you have received confirmation from us. (more…)

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