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University of Oregon<br>May 17-20, 2008
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).

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