3rd European Conference on Argumentation – Reason to Dissent

Страна: Нидерланды

Город: Groningen

Тезисы до: 01.10.2018

Даты: 24.06.19 — 27.06.19

Область наук: Философские;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: ecargument2019@rug.nl

Организаторы: University of Groningen


The special theme of this conference is Reason to Dissent. The goal is to inquire into the virtues and vices of dissent, criticism, disagreement, objections, and controversy in light of legitimizing policy decisions, justifying beliefs, proving theorems, defending standpoints, or strengthening informed consent. Dissent may spoil the cooperation and reciprocity required for reason-based deliberation and decision making. But then, dissent produces the kind of competition and criticism required for reliable and robust outcomes. How much dissent does an argumentative practice require? What kinds of dissent should we promote, or discourage? How to deal with dissent virtuously? How to exploit dissent in artificial arguers? How has dissent been conceptualized in the history of rhetoric, dialectic and logic?

We have reason to dissent, and we do reason to dissent – also in the study of argumentation. In the interdisciplinary field of argumentation studies, some scholars emphasise the importance of studying argumentation in natural settings. Others stress the value of theoretical models of argumentation, and start from theories on logic or probability or from dialectical systems. Yet others highlight the urgency of developing artificial systems of argumentation, like software support, automated reasoning or argument mining. The conference aims at exploiting this plurality for the purpose of a high quality exchange of research results.

Individual submissions are not required to focus on the special theme Reason to Dissent. We invite submissions on argumentation from various sub disciplines, taking various approaches and dealing with various themes, among which:

  • argumentative design
  • argumentation schemes and patterns: analogy, practical argument, conduction, …
  • argumentation in special contexts: finance,  medicine, law, policy making, academy, (social) media, …
  • argumentative strategies
  • artificial arguers
  • children and argument
  • cognitive and social biases
  • controversy
  • critical thinking
  • criticism
  • debate
  • diagramming
  • dialogue logic, empirical logic, informal logic, …
  • dialogue types: deliberation, eristics, inquiry, negotiation, …
  • disagreement
  • discourse analysis
  • fallacies
  • formal argumentation
  • linguistic features
  • normative pragmatics
  • pedagogy
  • persuasion research
  • philosophy of argument
  • power and argument
  • probability and argument
  • rhetoric
  • social epistemology
  • strategic manoeuvring
  • stylistics
  • virtues
  • visual and multi-model argumentation


Веб-сайт конференции: http://ecargument.org/