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Argumentation Library

Series Ed.: van Eemeren, Frans H.

ISSN: 1566-7650

The International Society for the Study of Argumentation

International Society for the Study of Argumentation
The International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) was founded at the end of the First International Conference on Argumentation held at the University of Amsterdam in 1986. ISSA’s main goals—as stated in its Constitution—are:
  • to promote and improve the extent and quality of research in the field of argumentation theory and its application
  • to facilitate the professional cooperation of its members
  • to sponsor, organize, or support public and professional meetings in the field of argumentation
  • to support or produce publications relevant to these objectives
  • and to support and cooperate with individuals and organizations expressing related interests
Every four years ISSA organizes an international conference in Amsterdam, where ISSA members and all others interested in argumentation meet. The ISSA conferences attract a growing number of scholars from every part of the world, representing all kinds of approaches to argumentation and a wide range of academic disciplines: philosophy, (speech) communication, psychology, law, linguistics, classical and modern rhetoric, formal and informal logic, critical thinking, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and artificial intelligence.
The Proceedings of the previous conferences—containing many important, often cited papers and keynote addresses from prominent argumentation scholars—are available in the print form from the publishers Foris (1986) and Sic Sat (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).
One of the highlights of the ISSA conferences is the presentation of the winners of the Annual ISSA Distinguished Research Award. This prize is awarded to scholars who have made a substantial contribution to the study of argumentation.
The next, Seventh Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation will take place in Amsterdam in June 2010. All the information regarding this upcoming conference will be published on the ISSA Web-page.
The members of the planning committee are Frans H. van Eemeren (University of Amsterdam), Bart Garssen (University of Amsterdam), J. Anthony Blair (University of Windsor, Canada), and Charles A. Willard (University of Louisville, USA).

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