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  The 9th ISSA Conference on Argumentation

The 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) will take place from July 3 – 6, 2018, at the University of Amsterdam. The aim of the conference is to draw together scholars from a variety of disciplines that are working in the field of argumentation theory.

The keynote speakers are:

Marianne Doury (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris)
Dale Hample (University of Maryland)
David Hitchcock (McMaster University)

The planning committee invites presentations of original, non-published work on argumentation. Argumentation theorists, (informal) logicians, discourse analysts, communication scholars, rhetoricians, legal scholars, AI scholars, and other scholars involved in the study of argumentation are all encouraged to take part.

Important dates:

1 October 2017           Deadline abstract submissions
1 April 2018                End of early bird registration
3-6 July 2018             9th ISSA Conference

Among the conference themes are:

  • Argument schemes
  • Argumentation structures
  • Fallacies
  • Theoretical issues
  • Argumentative strategies
  • Argumentation and stylistics
  • Ethos and pathos in argumentation
  • Analysis of controversies
  • Argumentation in debate
  • Persuasion research
  • Interpersonal argumentation
  • Visual argumentation
  • Religious argumentation
  • Argumentation and epistemology
  • Argumentation in the media
  • Argumentation in a medical context
  • Argumentation in a legal context
  • Argumentation in a political context

The planning committee consists of Jean Wagemans, Bart Garssen, Gordon Mitchell and David Godden.