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.

 

See full CV here

Events

All Events

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Klaus Gärtner, 20 Mar, 2018, 14.30h to 15.30h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"4E Cognition: Radical or…

March 20, 2018

Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas, 19 March 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Reasoning as a self-doubter"

March 19, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Value Seminar Marcin Lewiński, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Marcin Lewiński, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 09, 2018

Value Seminar Dima Mohammed, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Dima Mohammed, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 02, 2018

Paul Smart, 28 Feb, 2018, 17h to 18h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Dream Machines: Predictive Processing,…

February 28, 2018

Maciej Witek, 5 March 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Illocution and accommodation in the functioning…

February 20, 2018

Paula Olmos, 19 February 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Narratives in Scientific Justificatory Practice"

February 19, 2018

Stéphane Dias, 5 February 2018, 17h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Communicative agency - an enterprise in…

February 05, 2018

Discussing Davidson Colloquium, 26 JAN 2018, 10:30 - 18:00

International colloquium | The philosophy of Donald Davidson

January 26, 2018

Andri Christodoulou, 11 Dec 2017, 16h30

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Using argumentation as a tool for…

December 11, 2017

Elisabetta Montanari, 27 Nov 2017, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Learning Consistency Via Argumentation"

November 27, 2017

Dina Mendonça, Fr 27 Nov 17 Sala 606 TB, 16h

Dina Mendonça on the Role of Reflexivity and Meta-Emotions in…

November 24, 2017

The 1st European Conference on Argumentation

International Conference | Argumentation and Reasoned Action

June 09, 2015

Institutions

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