Prof. Patterson
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Steven W. Patterson, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Philosophy,
Marygrove College,
Detroit, MI, USA

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Critical Thinking, Informal Logic, and Argumentation Theory
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • East Asian Philosophy

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • I am developing a model of argumentation that frames it in collaborative terms according to principles of (roughly) Gricean pragmatics and group agency per Michael Bratman.
  • I am also working on the theoretical underpinnings of multi-model arguments with a special emphasis on the pragmatic process of extracting verbal arguments from multi-modal (e.g. visual, filmic, etc.) presentations.

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST


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