Christopher Tindale

Lecture to examine models of argument

Philosophy professor Christopher Tindale will suggest a way to prepare the field of informal logic to better deal with narrative and visual arguments in a free public presentation Tuesday, December 16.

“Static and dynamic models of argument” will review the advances informal logic has made to reframe argumentation in ways that fit its everyday uses, says Dr. Tindale, but he says a “static” conception continues to dog researchers.

Lecture to explore the origin of impulse and argumentation

Impulse is the catalyst of an argument and initiates the decisions that follow, says philosophy professor Christopher Tindale.

“Impulses do not arise from nowhere; they are related to past states,” he says. “I am interested in how the impulse for anything begins, and how our resulting arguments are directly affected by how we make choices.”

He will explore the origin of impulse as a stimulus for argumentation in a free public lecture entitled “Inventing Arguments” on Friday, October 26, at 2 p.m. in room 207, Essex Hall.