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For a link to the 2007 conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation, click here .

Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA)

presents a conference on

The uses of argument

J. Anthony Blair University Professor of Philosophy, University of Windsor
Jeanne Fahnestock Professor of English, University of Maryland, College Park
Stephen E. Toulmin University Professor and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology,
International Relations, and Religion, University of Southern California

May 18-21, 2005
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Conference themes
1) the uses of argument (including taxonomies of the functions of argument
and the implications of recognizing one or more identified functions of argument)
2) contemporary research using the Toulmin model for the layout of arguments,
first presented in his The Uses of Argument (Cambridge, 1958).

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Programme Committee:
David Hitchcock, McMaster University (organizing committee)
Mark Vorobej, McMaster University (organizing committee)
David M. Godden, University of Windsor and University of Winnipeg, Canada
Hans V. Hansen, University of Windsor, Canada
Christopher W. Tindale, Trent University, Canada
Bart Verheij, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

The Association is grateful for financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada;
from McMaster's University's Provost, Vice-President Research, Dean of Humanities, and Department of Philosophy;
and from Springer (publishers of the journal Argumentation) and Cambridge University Press.

For details of previous OSSA-sponsored conferences, click here .