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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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CFA: Democracy and Truth Conference, 5-6 October 2013, in Belgrade, Serbia

CFA: Democracy and Truth Conference, 5-6 October 2013, Belgrade.

The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia is organizing an international conference “Democracy and Truth”. The aim of the conference will be to create an interdisciplinary forum for exploring the themes of truth and democracy. Special emphasis will be placed on the interplay of epistemic democracy and deliberative democracy. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade on 5-6 October 2013.

Keynote speaker: Stephan Hartmann (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München)

Conference Purpose and Overview: (more…)

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Political Decision And Truth: Interdisciplinary Symposium
Submission deadline: January 30, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 30, 2013
Format of proposals: One page (a maximum of 2500 to 3000 characters, including spaces) abstracts – in French or English – should be submitted via email in Word or PDF format.Along with your submission, please attach a short biography, including your contact information, selected publications, and affiliation.
Confirmed invited speakers(provisional list):
  • Bruno Latour (Professor at Sciences Po Paris (Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris))
  • Frédéric Lordon(Research director at CNRS and researcher at CESSP, Paris-Sorbonne)
Scientific committee:
  • Sophie Guérard de Latour (Université Paris I)
  • Laurent Jaffro (Université Paris I)
  • Jean-François Kervégan (Université Paris I / IUF)
  • Catherine Larrère (Université Paris I)
Date and place of event: November 15-16, 2013 – Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Accepted contributed papers will be allocated 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes discussion.


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International Colloquium “Argumentation in Political Deliberation”
ArgLab – IFL
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

2 September 2011

Political deliberation, understood as a public debate aimed at forming political opinions and deciding what course of action to take, has traditionally been seen as a prime venue for public reasoning and argument. Aristotle considered political deliberation – next to forensic dispute and public oratory – as one of the three main genres of rhetoric. Today, different modes of political deliberation – from formal institutional procedures in parliaments, to public hearings, to citizens’ conferences, to televised debates, to informal online discussions among “ordinary citizens” – are at the centre of interest in argumentation theory, deliberative theory of democracy, and communication and media studies alike.

The goal of this colloquium is to bring together scholars from these interrelated disciplines to examine the role, shape and quality of argumentation in political deliberation. A theoretical and empirical focus of the presentations and discussions will be on the practices of argumentation. The questions addressed include: How can we best theorize, analyze and evaluate argumentation in the context of political deliberation? What is the impact of the contextual conditions in different deliberative activities on the shape and quality of public argument? What are the typical forms of deliberative argument and counterargument? To what extent is the “virtual public sphere” transforming the way we engage in public argument? Does it allow for inclusive participation and genuine argumentative debate between advocates of various political views? By addressing these questions, the colloquium hopes to provide a focused account of the multifaceted argumentative practices in political deliberation.

The colloquium is part of a project Argumentation, Communication and Context sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT: PTDC/FIL–FIL/10117/2009) and carried out at ArgLab, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

For more information, visit the colloquium web page.

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2 positions are now open for a 4-year PhD programme at the ArgLab, Institute of Philosophy of Language, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, in the domain of political and legal argumentation. The programme is meant to include international cooperation, first of all within the ArguPolis framework developed by the University of Lugano and their partners.

Funding is secured through a grant received by the Institute from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and should not be affected by the current financial volatility in Portugal.

Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2011.
Start of the programme: September 1st, 2011.

Details can be found here:
and here:

(Many thanks to Marcin Lewinsky and the ARGTHRY mailing list for this announcement)

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