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CFP: TRUTH IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 12, 2015 - 12:21pm


CFP: TRUTH IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE

We are seeking contributors for a volume on truth, communication, and the public sphere. If you are interested in participating in this project, please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words, along with a brief bio, to j.hannan@uwinnipeg.ca by February 1, 2015.

A. AIM

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Research Grants at PSU


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 9, 2015 - 2:21pm


The Eberly Family Special Collections Library on the University Park campus of Penn State offers travel awards of $1,500 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collections held at Penn State. Currently, three travel grants are available:
The Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award: Supports one award for researchers using any collection from the Special Collections Library.

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Book Announcement - Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 9, 2015 - 2:10pm


Book Announcement - Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums

Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity

Christopher F. Karpowitz (Brigham Young University)

Chad Raphael (Santa Clara University)

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New issue of Peitho Journal <http://peitho.cwshrc.org/issues/current/>

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 7, 2015 - 6:30am


New issue of Peitho Journal

Issue editors Tarez Graban and Shirley K. Rose, article contributors Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Sarah L. Skripsky, Jason Barrett-Fox ,Tarez Samra Graban, Oriana Gatta, and Shirley K. Rose; book review contributors Candace Epps-Robertson, Kathie Manthey, Jill Anne Morris, Wendy Sharer, and Sarah R. Spangler; and the editorial team led by Jenny Bay and Pat Sullivan with Lisa Mastrangelo. Kudos to all!

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Grants from the Coalition of Women Scholars, 2015 edition begins


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 5, 2015 - 1:06am


Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Program Number: 45125
Title: State Board Programming Grants
E-mail: darrell.meadows@nara.gov
Web Site: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editions.html
Program URL:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270435
SYNPOSIS: The National Historical Publications and Records
Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives supports projects that
promote access to America's historical records to encourage
understanding of our democracy, history, and culture.
Deadline(s): 04/03/2015

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Get the e-book edition of The Hunt for Nazi Spies free in January!


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 2, 2015 - 3:04pm


From 1940 to 1942 Vichy France, collaborating with their Nazi occupiers, sent Jews to camps in Germany and executed members of the French Resistance. But the Vichy regime also arrested more than two thousand German spies and executed several dozen of them. This contradictory state of affairs is a previously untold chapter in the history of World War II and the gripping subject of The Hunt for Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France by Simon Kitson. Embrace complexity in the new year with our free e-book for January, The Hunt for Nazi Spies.

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Updating of the Burkean Pentad, from Ken McAllister

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 14, 2014 - 5:17pm


I find Ken McAllister's updating of the Burkean pentad powerful today.
See: http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/10.2/reviews/moeller_moberley/grammar.html

Reminiscent of Kenneth Burke's Pentad, McAllister's grammar is composed of five interrelated elements that, when combined in various ratios, "give substance to the underlying and sometimes ephemeral dialectical struggles they describe" (44).

McAllister's grammar of gamework is composed of the following five elements:
1. agents,
2. functions,
3. influences,
4. manifestations,
5. transformative locales.

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Rocky Mountain Locust

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 14, 2014 - 2:37pm


As the Rhetoric Society of _America_, we forget that interesting work in rhetoric is done in other nations, with a vastly different history.

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Informal Logic Vol 34, No 4 (2014)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 11, 2014 - 4:47pm


Informal Logic
Vol 34, No 4 (2014)

Table of Contents
Articles
Critical Thinking Education and Debiasing
Guillaume Beaulac, Tim Kenyon
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341-363
John Locke on Inference and Fallacy, A Re-Appraisal
Mark Garrett Longaker
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364-392
Critique of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Test: The More You Know, the Lower Your Score
Kevin Possin
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393-416
Evidential Modals at the Semantic-Argumentative Interface: Appearance Verbs as Indicators of Defeasible Argumentation
Elena Musi

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