Papers and commentaries from the 9th OSSA conference, 2011. Commentaries are included with papers in a single file.

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2011
Wednesday, May 18th
9:00 AM

The dialectical tier of mathematical proof

Andrew Aberdein, Florida Institute of Technology
Anton Colijn

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A gendered analysis of the role of authority in argumentation

Khameiel Al Tamimi, York University
John E. Fields

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tu quoque arguments, subjunctive inconsistency, and questions of relevance

Colin Anderson, Hiram College
Scott F. Aikin, Vanderbilt University
John Casey, Northeastern Illinois University
Christoph Lumer

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Reason in the balance: Teaching critical thinking as dialectical

Sharon Bailin, Simon Fraser University
Mark Battersby, Capilano University
Patrick Clauss

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fallacy identification in a dialectical approach to teaching critical thinking

Mark Battersby, Capilano University
Sharon Bailin
Jan Albert van Laar

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Defining functions of Danish political commentary

Mette Bengtsson, University of Copenhagen
Mary L. Kahl

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A unitary schema for arguments by analogy

Lilian Bermejo-Luque, CCHS-CSIC
George Boger

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A critical examination and development of Wellman’s theory of conductive argument

J Blair, University of Windsor
Dale Hample

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Community, argumentation, and the legitimacy of reasons for action

Charles Blatz, University of Toledo
Mano Daniel

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Shifting focus from the universal audience to the common good

George Boger, Canisius College
Rongdong Jin

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Against epistemic circularity

Patrick Bondy, McMaster University
Kevin Delaplante

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A very different kind of rule: Credal rules, argumentation and community

James Bradley, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Peter Loptson

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The formal failure and social success of logic

William Brooke, University of the Fraser Valley
Andrew Aberdein

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Structure of persuasive communication and elaboration likelihood model

Katarzyna Budzynska, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Harry Weger Jr

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The evaluation of emotional arguments: a test run

Linda Carozza, York University
Fabrizio Macagno

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Authority arguments in academic contexts in social studies and humanities

Begona Carrascal, University of the Basque Countr
Catherine E. Hundleby

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A test of the argument engagement model in Romania

Ioana Cionea, University of Maryland
Dale Hample, University of Maryland
Fabio Paglieri, Goal-Oriented Agents Laboratory
Lilian Bermejo-Luque

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Is data the plural of anecdote? Inductive arguments in composition

Patrick Clauss, University of Notre Dame
Laura Pinto

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Academic arguments

Daniel Cohen, Colby College
George Thomas Goodnight

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

An informal look at the non-apology

Mano Daniel, Douglas College
Jeff Noonan

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

‘Cognitive systemic dichotomization’ in public argumentation and controversies

Marcelo Dascal, Tel Aviv University
Amnon Knoll, Tel Aviv University
Daniel Cohen

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Should we agree to disagree? Pragmatism and peer disagreement

Susan Dieleman, York University
Steven W. Visual analogies and arguments

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visual analogies and arguments

Ian Dove
Marcello Guarini

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

An inferential community: Poincaré’s mathematicians

Michel Dufour, Sorbonne Nouvelle
John Woods

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The rhetoric of store-window mannequins

Emma Engdahl, Orebro University
Marie Gelang, Orebro University
Kurt Zemlicka

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Defending sole singular causal claims

Robert Ennis, University of Illinois
Maurice A. Finocchiaro

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Credibility and commitment in the making of truly astonishing first-person reports

John E. Fields, Edgewood College
Gilbert Plumer

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Deep disagreements: A meta-argumentation approach

Maurice Finocchiaro, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
David M. Godden

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Issues in conductive argument weight

Thomas Fischer, University of Houston Downtown
Rongdong Jin

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Presumptions in argument: Epistemic versus social approaches

David Godden, Old Dominion University
Harvey Siegel

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

How many premises can an argument have?

G C. Goddu, University of Richmond
David Hitchcock

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Accounting for the force of the appeal to authority

Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University
Raymie McKerrow

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conductive arguments and the ‘inference to the best explanation’

Dean Goorden, University of Windsor
Thomas Fischer

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

More on counter-considerations

Trudy Govier, University of Lethbridge
Derek Allen

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Eating flowers, holding hands: Should critical thinking pedagogy ‘go wild’?

Benjamin Hamby, McMaster University
Ralph H. Johnson

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Convergent causal arguments in conversation

Dale Hample, University of Maryland
Katarzyna Budzynska

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Are there methods of informal logic?

Hans V. Hansen, University of Windsor
Daniel H. Cohen

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Should critical thinking courses include the critique of religious beliefs?

Donald Hatcher, Baker University
Mark Battersby

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cognitive effects of argument visualization tools

Michael Hoffmann, Georgia Institute of Technology
Fabio Paglieri

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Correlation and causality

Michael Hoppmann, Northeastern University
Robert H. Ennis

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Androcentrism as a fallacy of argumentation

Catherine Hundleby, University of Windsor
Claudio Duran

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arguing by apostrophizing

Beth Innocenti, University of Kansas
Manfred Kraus

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Deepening disagreement in engineering education

Robert Irish, University of Toronto
Brian Macpherson

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Rationality, reasonableness and informal logic: A case study of Chaim Perelman

Rongdong Jin, East China Normal University
Christopher W. Tindale

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

When is an exercise in logic also a logic game?

David Kary, Law School Admission Council
Sheldon Wein

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Strategies for strengthening presumptions and generating ethos by manifestly ensuring accountability

Fred Kauffeld, Edgewood College
Erik C W Krabbe

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visual argumentation in an Al Gore keynote presentation on climate change

Jens Kjeldsen, University of Bergen
Michael K. Potter

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cognitive communities and argument communities

Manfred Kraus, University of Tübingen
David Zarefsky

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Evidence-based practice and Toulmin

Tone Kvernbekk, University of Oslo
Robert C. Pinto

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conflict and consultation: Strategic manoeuvring in response to an antibiotic request

Nanon Labrie, Università della Svizzera italiana
Douglas Walton, University of Windsor

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monologue, dilogue or polylogue: Which model for public deliberation?

Marcin Lewinski, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
J Anthony Blair

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Argument schemes—an epistemological approach

Christoph Lumer, University of Siena
Ian J. Dove

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Implicatures and hierarchies of presumptions

Fabrizio Macagno, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Frank Zenker

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Naturalistic methods, constitutive principles and Einstein’s elevator

Geordie Mccomb, University of Toronto
Pierre J. Boulos

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Strategic manoeuvring in simultaneous discussions

Dima Mohammed, University of Amsterdam
Robert C. Rowland

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Practical reasoning as creative social imagination

Radu Neculau, University of Windsor
James Bradley

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wide reflective equilibrium and conductive argument

Steven Patterson, Marygrove College
Charles V. Blatz

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

High school philosophy teachers’ use of textbooks: Critical thinking or teaching to the text?

Laura Pinto, Niagara University (Ontario Campus)
Graham P. McDonough, University of Victoria
Sharon Bailin, Simon Fraser University

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Emotions and reasons

Robert Pinto, University of Windsor

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cognition and literary ethical criticism

Gilbert Plumer, Law School Admission Council
Louis Groarke

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

“Building the fact” in trial: a rhetorical account

Federico Puppo, University of Trento

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Argumentation and design deliberation: a mutual relationship

Chrysi Rapanta, Università della Svizzera italiana
Carole Blair

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Moral disagreements and pernicious pragmatism: Pluralism, value argumentation, and the U.S. health care debate

John Rief, University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Paul Brigham, James Madison University
Bill Balthrop

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Argumentation and emotional cognition in advertisements

M Ripley, York University
Maureen P. Gowing

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Deliberating collective action and identity: The dialectic of institutional and vernacular rhetoric in political debates on nytimes.com

Rasmus Ronlev, University of Copenhagen

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inference as growth: Peirce’s ecstatic logic of illation

Philip Rose, University of Windsor
John Woods

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

“Those states … will hardly adopt them”: On a fallacy in political discourse in the summer of 1789

Juhani Rudanko, University of Tampere
Stephen Pender

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Evolution, cognition and argumentation

Cristian Santibanez Yanez, University Diego Portales
Michael A. Gilbert

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The story behind the plot: About the propositionality of visually presented argumentation

Paul van den Hoven, Utrecht University
Michael H G Hoffman

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exploiting the room for strategic maneuvering in argumentative discourse: Dealing with audience demand in the European Parliament

Frans van Eemeren, ILIAS & University of Amsterdam
Bart Garrsen
Robert Thomas Craig

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The burden of criticism

Jan van Laar, University of Groningen
Erik C.W. Krabbe
Marcelo Dascal

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Choosing variants of pragmatic argumentation in anticipation of countermoves in health brochures

Lotte van Poppel, University of Amsterdam
Linda Carozza

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ernest Sosa and virtuously begging the question

Michael Walschots, University of Windsor
Scott F. Aikin

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Modeling critical questions as additional premises

Douglas Walton, University of Windsor
Thomas F. Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Scott F. Aikin

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Productive versus destructive cooperation

Sheldon Wein, Saint Mary’s University
Radu Neculau

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Semantic penumbra? Concept similarity in logic

John Woods, University of British Columbia, King’s College, London
Nicholas Griffin

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Whose Toulmin, and which logic? A response to van Benthem

Yun Xie, Sun Yat-sen University
Minghui Xiong, Institute of Logic and Cognition
Hans V. Hansen

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fallacies: do we “use” them or “commit” them? Or: is all our life just a collection of fallacies?

Igor Zagar, Educational Research Institute
Dima Mohammed

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Foundations for nothing and facts for free?

Frank Zenker, Lund University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Fred Kauffeld

University of Windsor

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM