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.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Lecture to explore development of logical theory

The Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR) presents philosophy professor Hans V. Hansen Tindale delivering a presentation entitled Whately, Mill and Toulmin on Justifying Inferences, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, in the seminar room of Parker House, 105 Sunset Avenue.

He will trace the development of logical theory from Richard Whately through John Stuart Mill to Charles Peirce and Stephen Toulmin.

"We can see how the notion of warrant develops from Mill to Peirce, and then observe a number of striking similarities between Mill’s and Toulmin’s approaches to the logical evaluation of arguments," says Dr. Hansen, a research fellow at the centre. "Especially germane is their different approaches to warrant justification."

This event is free and open to the public.

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