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The mission of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric is to become a national and international leader in individual and collaborative research into the theory and practice of reasoning, argument and argumentation, and rhetoric from the perspective of all related academic disciplines, and a leader in the application and dissemination of this research.  CRRAR will collaborate with regional, national and international groups, such as the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), the national Network for the Study of Reasoning (NSR) (Canada), the American Forensic Association (AFA) (USA), Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT)(USA and Canada) and the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) (The Netherlands), as well as with the national organizations representing the various scholarly disciplines to which its members belong.


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  • Visual Legal Advocacy -- Think visual! Can lawyers use film to tell their client’s stories? Can lawyers use images to make their point of view clear? Yes. The use of images is burgeoning in the justice system and will continue to do so. Digital technologies and images have become more important in every phase of the system; multimodality is the standard in nowadays communication and of course also enters the courtrooms. Learn to think visual: theory and hands on! 21 July 2014 - 01 August 2014 (2 weeks), Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities (UU). Instructor: Paul van den Hoven,



  •  Call for Papers: Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy -  Deadline for submission, September 1, 2014. 






  •  International Workshop: Conflict and Communication - Extended deadline - (Website | PDF)