Interaction between affect and language subject of lecture

“There is no thinking outside language,” says Marcia Morgan. “Language is always in transit, exile, and dispossession.”

Professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg College, she will explore the interaction between affect and language as articulated in the works of Theodor W. Adorno and Julia Kristeva in her free public lecture, “The Affect of Dissident Language and Aesthetic Emancipation at the Margins,” Thursday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 2173, Chrysler Hall North.

Dr. Morgan says the two philosophers are united in their belief in emancipation through art.

Lecture to examine models of argument

Philosophy professor Christopher Tindale will suggest a way to prepare the field of informal logic to better deal with narrative and visual arguments in a free public presentation Tuesday, December 16.

“Static and dynamic models of argument” will review the advances informal logic has made to reframe argumentation in ways that fit its everyday uses, says Dr. Tindale, but he says a “static” conception continues to dog researchers.

Lecture to explore theories of how the mind works

The Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation, and Rhetoric presents philosopher Guillaume Beaulac of Yale University on “A Taxonomy for Dual-Process Theories,” Thursday, November 13, at 4 p.m. in room 209, Essex Hall.

“Dual-process theories offer a rich framework to understand how the mind works, but to this day, very few have offered a way to compare how proposed accounts differ beyond the distinction between default-interventionist and parallel-competitive models,” Dr. Beaulac says.