Evaluating arguments subject of lecture

Recent developments in artificial intelligence may help to analyze arguments, says a UWindsor philosophy professor.

Douglas Walton, a distinguished research fellow at the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric, will explore this approach in his free public lecture, “Methods of Argument Evaluation,” Thursday, October 9.

“Even though tools for identifying and analyzing arguments are now in wide use in the field of argumentation studies, so far there is a paucity of resources for evaluating real arguments,” he says. “Computational systems for modeling defeasible argumentation provide the general outlines for a system that can be applied to legal arguments as well as everyday conversational arguments.”

His presentation begins at 4 p.m. in room 209, Essex Hall.