First colloquium


We’re happy to announce a colloquium by noted argumentation scholar Fred Kauffeld of Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin: 2:10-3:30 Tuesday, October 5 Carver 310 Conference Room

Fred will be talking on the argumentative commitments speakers undertake to induce thought and consideration of a matter. He’ll discuss how a Gricean approach to speech acts helps elucidate the “normative terrain” utterances create, and walk through the example of Martin Luther King’s renowned “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

Those interested can get an overview of Fred’s work from these examples:

Utterances as Speech Acts,” from The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, “What are we learning about the pragmatics of arguers’ obligations?” his keynote at the Alta argumentation conference, 2007, Please redistribute this announcement broadly!