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.
Dear friends and colleagues,
The following link will direct you to the information about the Conference on Argumentation, Psychology of Reasoning and Critical Thinking IV to be held in Santiago, Chile, from September 23 to the 26th of 2015: http://www.cear-lact.udp.cl/
We kindly ask you to help us in promoting this event by adding the link or the information to your personal or institutional web site.
Any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact me.
All the best,
June 5, 2014
CRRAR is pleased to announce that a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre, Professor J. Anthony Blair, has been awarded the 2012 Distinguished Research Award of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA). The award will be made this July when Professor Blair will also be a keynote speaker at the upcoming ISSA conference in Amsterdam. In receiving this significant award that recognizes international stature in the field, Professor Blair joins two other CRRAR fellows: Doug Walton (1990) and Ralph Johnson (2000).
Of the ISSA Distinguished Research Award, the Society states: “This prize is awarded to scholars who have made a substantial contribution to the study of argumentation. The winners of the annual ISSA award are invited to give a keynote address during the ISSA conference in which they are officially presented with the prize.” We congratulate Professor Blair for this achievement, which further cements CRRAR’s and the University Windsor’s international reputation in the field of Argumentation Studies.