The role of analogy in argumentative discourse

May 3, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Research unit Language, Interpretation and Philosophy, Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal 3004-530


  • Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Keynote speakers:

Lilian Bermejo Luque
Universidad de Granada
Bart Garssen
University of Amsterdam
Douglas N. Walton
University of Windsor
Frans H. van Eemeren
University of Amsterdam


University of Coimbra

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The research group «Teaching logic & argumentation» of the research unit «Language, interpretation and philosophy», which belongs to the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, organises an International Colloquium on «The role of analogy in argumentative discourse», to be held at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in May 3-4, 2013.

Profs. Douglas N. Walton (Windsor, Canada), Frans H. van Eemeren / Bart Garssen (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), and Lilian Bermejo Luque (Granada, Spain) are keynote speakers of this colloquium.

Papers are welcome in all areas and fields regarding the role of analogy in argumentative discourse:

•Science, in general;



•Legal argumentation;

•Political discourse;


By March 25, 2013, please send your proposal to with the following information:

•title and abstract of your paper, in English (max. 300 words);

•your personal and academic identification.

You will be notified of our decision by March 28, 2013.

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