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Fabrizio Macagno - FCT Investigator Grant awarded

December 10, 2013

ArgLab researcher, Fabrizio Macagno is one of the 368 researchers granted the FCT Investigator Starting Grant. The FCT Investigator Programme aims to create a talent base of scientific leaders, by providing 5-year funding for the most talented and promising researchers, across all scientific areas and nationalities (More on the programme at http://www.fct.pt/apoios/contratacaodoutorados/investigador-fct/index.phtml.en).

Macagno's research project tackles an innovative issue, the relationship between interpretation and reasoning, within argumentation theory. Argumentation is a new and at the same time extremely ancient field, rooted in the traditional dialectical and rhetorical theories and recently revived especially with the Informal Logic and Pragma-Dialectical theories. The project is aimed at investigating how semantics is related with reasoning and how argumentation schemes can be used as instruments for interpreting and analyzing meaning. This approach to interpretation is new both in pragmatics (where the reasoning underlying implicatures or implicit meaning is not inquired into) and argumentation theory (more focused on the assessment of arguments and fallacies than text analysis). This proposal would allow the discipline to find further applications in the domains of political and legal discourse and education, providing an analytical tool (argumentation schemes) and a method of text analysis that can be easily taught and applied.

In addition to the  5-year personal funding, the FCT Investigator grant also includes funding for an Exploratory Project (up to €50 000). The general goal of Macagno's exploratory project (Argumentation schemes in education - IF/00945/2013) is to contribute to develop of skills of argumentation, understood in a wide sense of reasoning, justify and discuss, in several educational contexts of science education.

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Events

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2nd ERB Project Workshop: Wittgenstein, Nature, and Religion

2nd ERB Project Workshop

July 29, 2020

Dina Mendonça 8 July, 2020

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Why the Situated…

July 08, 2020

Dave Ward, 12 June 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Friendly Sensorimotor Generalists

June 12, 2020

Gloria Andrada (w/Robert Clowes), 3 June, 2020, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Transparency in Extended…

June 02, 2020

Alice Crary, 8 May 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Dehumanization and the Question of Animals

May 08, 2020

Alan Cienki, 17 April 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Pragmatic functions of gesture on different…

April 17, 2020

Catarina Dutilh Novaes, 13 March 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | The role of trust in argumentation

March 13, 2020

Two-day Masterclass on Wittgenstein’s Epistemology of Religion

ERB Masterclass 2020

February 26, 2020

Fabrizia Garavaglia, 19 February, 2020, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | A situated approach…

February 19, 2020

Florian Franken Figueiredo, 14 Feb 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Philosophy for Children and the Socratic…

February 14, 2020

Abraham Sapién, 22 January, 2020, 12.00h to 13.00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | The Structure of…

January 22, 2020

DISARGUE Workshop 19-20 Dec 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE DISCURSIVE MANAGEMENT OF POLITICAL DISAGREEMENT

December 19, 2019

Hili Razinsky, 11 December, 2019, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Interpersonal communication and…

December 11, 2019

Herman Cappelen, 6 December 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Conceptual Engineering: Under our Control?

December 06, 2019

Dima Mohammed, 15 Nov 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Discursive depoliticisation: From argumentation to explanation"

November 15, 2019

Rob Vinten, 6 Nov, 2019, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Wittgenstein, Buddhism, and…

November 06, 2019

Vito Evola, 11 October 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "More than words: Worldmaking and stancetaking…

October 11, 2019

Institutions

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