Speaker's Series Nov. 15

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 15:00

Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric along with the PhD in Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor invite you to a talk by


Dr. David Godden

Philosophy Department, Michigan State University


“Trust, trustworthiness, and distrust in contexts of dissent”


Abstract: Dissent places additional demands on trust—changing the calculations involved in decisions to trust and judgements of trustworthiness. Acts of trust undertake a vulnerability in contexts of risk or uncertainty accompanied by an expectation that the trusted will be appropriately responsive to the trustor’s interests and vulnerabilities. This paper explores how dissent in argumentative contexts can result in a lack of trust, or outright distrust, in argumentation as a reasonable dispute resolution mechanism.


Friday, November 15, 2019


Chrysler Hall North, 1163


All are welcome