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THE EVOLUTION OF ARGUMENTATION: THE SPERBER/MERCIER THEORY

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  • Fri, 10/05/2012 - Sat, 10/06/2012




KEYNOTE Speaker:

HUGO MERCIER

University of Neuchâtel

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mark Aakhus, Communications, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Lori Buchanan, Psychology, University of Windsor
  • Dr. Ian Hacking, Philosophy, University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto; Permanent Chair in the History and Philosophy of Scientific Concepts, Collège de France
  • Dr. Burkhard Schafer, Computational Legal Theory, School of Law, University of Edinburgh

Chairs:

  • Dr. Douglas Walton, CRRAR & Assumption Chair in Argumentation Studies, University of Windsor
  • Dr. Steve Patterson, Philosophy, Marygrove College, Detroit.

Sponsored by:
THE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN REASONING, ARGUMENTATION, AND RHETORIC (CRRAR)

Times:

Friday: Keynote and Panelists’ Responses: 2:30 to 5:30. Reception to follow. Open to all, no registration necessary.

Saturday Workshop: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Lunch to follow. Limited space, registration necessary. Please register by September 15.

Venue: Both Days: Freed-Orman Centre, Assumption University on the campus of the University of Windsor

Sponsored by: The Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation, and Rhetoric (CRRAR) and Assumption University



For more directions and to register for the Saturday morning, please contact:

Anna Marro, crrar@uwindsor.ca
(519)253-3000 ext. 2408

 

Details on the Argumentative Theory of Reasoning are discussed here:

The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/arts/people-argue-just-to-win-scholars-assert.html?_r=1

The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/nov/27/reasoning-gut-instinct-oliver-burkeman



Anna Marro
crrar@uwindsor.ca
(519)253-3000 ext.2408