[TAKEN FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR DAILY NEWS]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.