Speaker's Series Feb 28

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 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


J. Anthony Blair

CRRAR Fellow


The persuasive ineffectiveness of arguing and arguments


Abstract: Arguments intended to persuade have a chequered success record. Quite aside from failing to resolve deep disagreements, they are an inefficient means of persuasion in commerce and politics, and the persistence of competing schools of thought in numerous fields of scientific and scholarly theorizing despite argued advocacy also raises questions about arguing’s persuasive effectiveness. Yet humans are irredeemably reason-expecting and reason-giving creatures. This paper offers some possible explanations of this paradoxical situation.


Friday, February 28, 2020


Chrysler Hall North, 1163

All are welcome