Lecture to take a look at the burden of proof

The notion of burden of proof is central to the study of argumentation, says Douglas Walton, “indeed one could argue that it is the most fundamental concept in this area.”

He will survey the different kinds of burden of proof recognized in recent studies on artificial intelligence and law, and discusses whether these notions are transferable to everyday conversational argumentation, in a free public lecture Tuesday, January 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.

Dr. Walton holds the Assumption University Chair in Argumentation Studies and is a distinguished research fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric.

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