4th TOKYO CONFERENCE ON ARGUMENTATION: The Role of Argumentation in Society

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Japan Debate Association (JDA) - August 10-12, 2012

Keynote Speakers: David Zarefsky, Northwestern University and Yoshiro Yano, Chuo University

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The 4th Tokyo Conference on Argumentation will be held August 10-12, 2012, in Tokyo, Japan. The conference is sponsored by the Japan Debate Association (JDA). The conference is designed to encourage exchanges of views on the theory, practice and instruction of argumentation across the disciplines. Presentations related to the convention theme "The Role of Argumentation in Society" are encouraged, but proposals are not restricted to it. Potential topics of interest include: argumentation and rhetoric, forensic pedagogy, the philosophy and psychology of reasoning, practical studies, and studies of historical argumentative texts. Qualified papers will appear in our Proceedings to be distributed at the Conference.

On-line submission of abstracts will be accepted starting December 15, 2010. Submit your title, affiliation and abstract (200-300 words) by January 15, 2012, on our web site at: http://japan-debate-assoociation.org/tokyo_conference/ Acceptance will be notified by February 20, 2012. Accepted authors who wish to have their papers considered for publication in the Proceedings must submit full manuscript by May 20, 2012. If you have questions, please contact Planning Committee Chair Takeshi Suzuki,  School of Information and Communication, Meiji University, 1-9-1 Eifuku, Suginami, Tokyo 168-8555 JAPAN, or send your question at: http://japan-debate-organization.org/form/question.html