Dr. Hans V. Hansen, Department Head

Dr. Hans Hansen


Professor Hansen received his M.A. from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit. Currently, his interests are in argumentation theory, scheme theory and the problem of testimony.

Dr. Hansen is a Fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR) at the University of Windsor, a co-organizer of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), and a co-editor of the journal Argumentation.





In the past Dr. Hansen has taught courses on both formal and informal logic, as well as on ethics and Aristotle. In the winter term of 2018 Hansen will teach Analytic Philosophy (PHIL 4720/8720), a course that includes readings from Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle, and others.

  • In Press. Co-editor, Presumptions and Burdens of Proof, University of Alabama Press.
  • 2017. Editor. Deliberative Rhetoric: Arguing About Doing. (Essays of Chr. Kock). Windsor: Windsor Studies in Argumentation.
  • 2015. "Fallacies" The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
  • 2014. "Mill, informal logic and argumentation," in Antis Loizides, Ed., John Stuart Mill’s A System of Logic: Critical Appraisals (Routledge) 192-217.
  • 2014. Editor, Riel’s Defence: Perspectives on his Speeches. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.