Marcin Lewiński

Postdoctoral Researcher, ArgLab, IFL, FCSH-UNL. 

m.lewinski@fcsh.unl.pt

Personal page on Academia.edu

 

Academic Degrees 

PhD in Humanities: Argumentation Theory, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010.
MA in Philosophy: Discourse and Argumentation Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006.
MA in Philology: Journalism and Social Communication, University of Wrocław, Poland, 2002.
BA in Philology: Journalism and Social Communication, University of Wrocław, Poland, 2000.

 

Research Interests

Argumentation theory; deliberation theory; online deliberation; political philosophy; pragmatics; rhetoric.

 

Current research projects

Argumentation in the virtual public sphere: between ideal models and actual practices (SFRH/BPD/74541/2010) – FCT-funded individual post-doctoral project.

Practical argumentation in the European energy and climate debates: Values, argumentative strategies, and discursive representations across EuropeExploratory grant for international projects awarded by the FCSH (Faculty od Social Sciences and Humanities – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) to Marcin Lewinski for the period September 2015 – February 2017. 

Ecological reasoning and decision making (TUBITAK/0010/2014) - FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Member.

Argumentation, Communication and Context (PTDC/FIL–FIL/10117/2009) – FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab.  

 

Latest Publications

Books (author)

  • Lewiński, M. (2010). Internet political discussion forums as an argumentative activity type: A pragma-dialectical analysis of online forms of strategic manoeuvring with critical reactions. Amsterdam: SicSat.

Digital version available here.

Review in Argumentation, available here.

Edited Volumes

  • Lewiński, M., & Mohammed, D. (Eds.) (2015). Argumentation in Political Deliberation . Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Available here .
  • Mohammed, D., & Lewiński, M. (Eds.) (2013). Virtues of Argumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 22-26 May 2013. Windsor, ON: OSSA.

Chapters in Books

  • Lewiński, M. (2015). Debating multiple positions in multi-party onlinedeliberation: Sides, positions, and cases . In Lewiński, M., & Mohammed, D. (Eds.) (2015). Argumentation in Political Deliberation  (pp. 151-176). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Available here .
  • Lewiński, M., & Mohammed, D. (2015). Tweeting the Arab Spring: Argumentative Polylogues in Digital Media. In C. Palczewski (Ed.), Disturbing Argument: Selected Works from the 18th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation (pp. 291-297). New York: Routledge.
  • Oswald, S., & Lewiński, M. (2014). Pragmatics, cognitive heuristics and the straw man fallacy. In T. Herman & S. Oswald (Eds.), Rhetoric and Cognition: Theoretical Perspectives and Persuasive Strategies (pp. 313-343). Bern: Peter Lang.
  • Lewiński, M. (2012b). Public deliberation as a polylogue: Challenges of argumentation analysis and evaluation. In H. J. Ribeiro (Ed.), Inside arguments: Logic and the study of argumentation (pp. 223-245). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Peer-reviewed papers

  • Uzelgun, M.A., Mohammed, D., Lewinski, M., & P. Castro. (2015). Managing disagreement through yes, but… constructions: An argumentative analysis. Discourse Studies, 17, 467-484. (doi:10.1177/1461445615578965) -Available here
  • Lewiński, M. (2014a). Argumentative polylogues: Beyond dialectical understanding of fallacies. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric, 36(1), 193–218. Available here.
  • Lewiński, M. (2014b). Practical reasoning in argumentative polylogues. Revista Iberoamericana de Argumentación, 8, 1-20. Available here.
  • Lewiński, M., & Aakhus, M. (2014). Argumentative polylogues in a dialectical framework: A methodological inquiry. Argumentation, 28(2), 161-185. Available here.
  • Lewiński, M., & Oswald, S. (2013). When and how do we deal with straw men? A normative and cognitive pragmatic account. Journal of Pragmatics, 59, 164-177. Available here.
  • Lewiński, M. (2013a). Debating multiple positions in multi-party online deliberation: Sides, positions, and cases. Journal of Argumentation in Context, 2(1), 151-177. Available here.

 

Latest conference presentations

  • (2015) Practical argumentation in the making: Discursive construction of reasons for action . Presented at the International Conference "ARGAGE 2015: Argumentation and Language", University of Lausanne, Switzerland, September 9-11.
  • (2015) How to conclude practical argument in a multi-party debate: A speech act analysis . Presented at the 1st  European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, June 9-12.
  • (2015) A descriptive and comparative analysis of arguing in Portugal .Presented at the 1st  European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, June 9-12. [with Dale Hample, Dima Mohammed, and João Sàágua]
  • (2014) The Status of International Argumentation Studies: Programmatic Developments.  Presented at the 100th Conference of the National Communication Association. Chicago, USA, November 20-23.
  • (2014) Argumentative discussion online: Far from ideal, or another ideal? Presented at the International Workshop “Arguing on the Web 2.0”, Doelenzaal, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 30 – July 1.
  • (2014) Practical reasoning and multi-party deliberation: The problem of the best means. Presented at 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 1-4.
  • (2014) Toward polylogical analysis of argumentation: Analyzing disagreement space in the public deliberation about fracking. Presented at 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 1-4. [with Mark Aakhus]

 

Grants received

(2015-2017) 18-month exploratory grant for international projects, awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Practical argumentation in the European energy and climate debates: Values, argumentative strategies, and discursive representations across Europe . Principal Investigator.

(2011-2014) Post-doctoral grant awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT): Argumentation in the virtual public sphere: between ideal models and actual practices (SFRH/BPD/74541/2010).  

(2005-2006) Huygens Scholarship awarded by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC): 12 months as a master’s student at the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, University of Amsterdam.

 

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Institutions

IFIL FCSH/NOVA
Faculdade de Direito Universidade Nova de Lisboa
FCSH
UNL
FCT