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Visiting Researchers

Current Researchers (2012-2013):

Dr. Steven Patterson

  Steven Patterson  

CRRAR is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Patterson from the Philosophy Department at Marygrove College, Detroit, as Visiting Research Fellow for the period September 1, 2009 - June 30, 2013. Professor Patterson has his Ph.D. in philosophy from Wayne State University (2003). He specializes in social and political theory, ethics, and human rights. His recent research involves the incorporation and application of insights from argumentation theory to problems in democratic theory. While a CRRAR Visiting Fellow he will be developing both new and existing projects on dialogical norms for religiously based political participation, the role of truth as a norm in civic discourse, the social value of argumentation, and the definition of argument