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A couple of recent mentions of our argumentative theory of reasoning in The Observer and Scientific American Mind


Robert Wright was kind enough to interview me on blogginheads.tv, it was an interesting conversation!

Our paper with Stéphane Bernard and Fabrice Clément has been picked up by braindecoder.

Our paper with Emmanuel Trouche, Petter Johansson, and Lars Hall has been picked up by NeuroskepticArs TechnicabraindecoderLe Monde, NYmag, and Business Insider.

Took part in a fantastic Nesta event, thanks to Stefana Broadbent for the invite! (The videos are here)

Dan discusses the argumentative theory of reasoning at Rationally Speaking.

French skeptic group La Tronche en bias discusses rationality and the argumentative theory of reasoning with me.

In March I was lucky to give a TEDx talk in Ghent. It was a great experience, the team was wonderful. My talk is available there, and here are the other speakers.

Helena Miton, Nicolas Claidière and I have a cool new paper out in which we try to explain why bloodletting was such a popular practice (Thom Scott-Phillips has a nice write up at the Conversation, picked up by I Fucking Love Science).

Our paper with Fabrice Clément and Stéphane Bernard, on children's ability to evaluate arguments, has been picked up by BPS Research Digest, the Austrian ORF, and the BBC World Service.

The 2014 Edge question is out: "What scientific idea is ready for retirement?" Here are many brilliant answers (and here's mine).

Le Temps published a piece on the debate surrounding Pinker's paper on scientism -- unfortunately, it was written a while before it was published, and doesn't reflect later developments in the debate.

David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart and I talk about the argumentative theory here.

Ophelia Deroy and I published an article in Le Monde about scientific collaboration.

study Brent Strickland and I recently published (see previous paragraph) has been picked up by James Gilbert, who writes about it in The Conversation (also in The Hindu).

Zocalo, a South California organization that helps people discuss and share their ideas, awarded Jon Haidt a book prize for The Righteous Mind, and they invited me to join in the discussion.

Taking part in a wonderful discussion in Windsor with argumentation scholars. The organizers -- Steve Patterson, Chris Tindale and Doug Walton -- the panelists -- Mark AakhusLori BuchananIan Hacking, and Burkhard Schafer  -- and the public made for great debates. Thanks to Brian Cowan, the talk is now available online.

A nice post in Internet Actu, a Le Monde blog: Sommes-nous câblés pour argumenter ?

A little while ago, Irina Almgren and I talked about the argumentative theory of reasoning and related topics. You can listen to the discussion on her podcast Open Questions.

Dan Jones has a good piece in New Scientist about the argumentative theory: The Argumentative Ape.


Some older coverage of the argumentative theory of reasoning:




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