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Dr. Christopher Tindale - Philosophy

Erie Hall - University of Windsor

Dr. Christopher Tindale

Christopher TindaleProfessor Tindale received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo. His primary interests are in Argumentation Theory, Greek Philosophy, and Moral Issues, and he teaches in these areas.  He is also the Director of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric, and a co-editor of the journal, Informal Logic. In 2001-2002 he was a fellow of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, as part of a team involved in a research project on Conflict Resolution.

He is the author of The Philosophy of Argument and Audience Reception (Cambridge, 2015); Grundkurs Informelle Logik: Begründen und Argumentieren im Alltag und in den Wissenschaften (Mentis, 2013); Reason’s Dark Champions: Constrictive Strategies of Sophistic Argument (University of South Carolina Press, 2010); Fallacies and Argument Appraisal (Cambridge, 2007);  Rhetorical Argumentation (Sage, 2004) and Acts of Arguing: A Rhetorical Model of Argument ( SUNY, 1999); co-author of Good Reasoning Matters! (5th edition, Oxford, 2013); ); and is co-editor of several collections of papers on CD-Rom: Dissensus and the Search for Common Ground (2007); Informal Logic @ 25 (2003), Argumentation and Its Applications (2003), Argumentation at the Century’s Turn (CD-Rom, 2000), and Argumentation & Rhetoric (CD-Rom, 1998). His papers have appeared in a number of journals and books.

His current projects involve the resources that argumentation theory can provide for the problem of extremism, and a study of argument and rhetoric in the works of Plato.