Professor Hansen received his philosophy degrees from Lakehead University, the University of Manitoba and Wayne State University. Currently, his interests are in argumentation theory, scheme theory and epistemology.
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 2020 he will teach Analytic Philosophy (PHIL 4720/8720), a course that includes readings from Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle, and others, and Argumentation Theory (PHIL 3600), a course that introduces students to the main concepts used in the analysis and evaluation of argumentation.
- 2021. Aspects of Walton’s theory of argumentation schemes. J. of Applied Logics 8: 195-218.
- 2020. In search of a workable auxiliary condition for authority arguments. In From Argument Schemes to Argumentative Relations in the Wild (Springer), 25-40.
- 2019. 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 John Stuart Mill’s A System of Logic: Critical Appraisals. Routledge, 192-217.
- 2014. Editor. Riel’s Defence: Perspectives on his Speeches. McGill-Queen’s University Press.