PhilArg: a Special Session at PhiLang

The Philosophy of Argumentation

The third edition of the PhilArg workshop aims to continue the investigation of the philosophical foundations of argumentation theory, and, in particular, to examine further its links with linguistics and the philosophy of language. We are particularly interested this year in the evaluation of arguments and in the systematic means of conducting such evaluations. We remain open to submissions to present innovative research on all aspects of argumentation, broadly understood.

As we are still unable to gain full access to our faculty building, the workshop will take place online. Please register free of charge here and check the main PhiLang conference page regularly for more details. The conference is scheduled for 14-16 May, but the PhilArg workshop will run for the first two days, 14-15 May, only.

Presentations will last 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. We intend to maintain our tradition of publishing selected papers from the workshop: see the Archive for a library of past publications.

The book of abstracts is available here.

Plenary speaker:

Steve Oswald (University of Fribourg).

Pragmatics and Argumentation

Topics are wide-ranging and include:

* Argument Evaluation

* Language and Argument

* Fallacy Theory

* Logic in Argumentation

* Argument-mining

* Rhetoric and Argument

* Formal Approaches

* Argumentative Discourse

* Modes of Argument

All enquiries should be addressed to dr Martin Hinton - martin.hinton(at)

Workshop organisers: Martin Hinton, Miriam Kobierski.