The WPA began as an informal alumni society for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor. Shortly after the inception of the WPA it became a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region. This more general association was intended to be an open group that supports the development of a critical community of the philosophically minded within the region. The WPA supported both student and independent scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.
In May of 2013, the WPA transformed again into the WP(A)A, a registered Non-Profit Corporation and Charitable Organization in Ontario. The notion behind this latest transformation is to establish a non-profit artist organization (akin to Artcite, Windsor) dedicated to supporting independent philosophical scholarship and philosophers intervention events within the greater Windsor region.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Lecture to explore relationship between logic and study of argumentation

When philosophers speak of the connections between logic and the study of argumentation, are they perhaps being simplistic?

"Maybe there is no such thing as ‘the’ relationship but rather there are a number of such relationships," says philosophy professor emeritus Ralph Johnson. "For when we speak of logic, which logic do we mean? Do we mean formal deductive logic, or inductive logic, or informal logic, or some other logic? And when we speak of argumentation, what do we mean?"

He will explore these questions in a free public lecture entitled Some Remarks about the Relationship between Logic and the Study of Argumentation, on Wednesday, November 24, at 3 p.m. in the seminar room of Parker House, 105 Sunset Avenue.

Dr. Johnson is a senior fellow at the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric, which is sponsoring this event.

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