Lecture to discuss arguments as abstract objects

An interesting recent development in argumentation theory has been the revived investigation of the metaphysics of argument, says Steven Patterson, a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric.

In his free public lecture “Are Arguments Abstract Objects?” he will explore important objections, Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the seminar room of Parker House, 105 Sunset Avenue.

“I will explain some of these objections,” Patterson promises, “and defend the conclusion that the thesis that arguments are abstract objects, though interesting, is less plausible than it first appears.”

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