Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to submit proposals for papers and panels for The Promise of Reason Conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca's Le nouvelle rhetorique: Traite de l'argumentation (1958).
Submissions are welcome dealing with any aspect of Perelman's work and influence, or argumentation, informal reasoning, or modern rhetoric in general. Interdisciplinary work in rhetoric and/or argumentation theory is welcome. Of specific interest are proposals dealing with the following:
legal argument and justice
rhetoric and human rights
ethical rhetoric and communications
argumentation as a substitute for violence
international diplomacy and conflict resolution
rationality and reasonableness in international relations
negotiated assent in public debate
opposition and cooperation is conflict situations
argumentation across cultures
persuasion and leadership
250 words abstracts and/or proposals may be sent electronically via the conference website (available May 1, 2007).
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: September 21, 2007
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