The International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) was founded at the end of the First International Conference on Argumentation held at the University of Amsterdam in 1986. ISSA’s main goals – as stated in its Constitution – are:
to promote and improve the extent and quality of research in the field of argumentation theory and its application;
to facilitate the professional cooperation of its members;
to sponsor, organize, or support public and professional meetings in the field of argumentation;
to support or produce publications relevant to these objectives;
and to support and cooperate with individuals and organizations expressing related interests.
Every four years ISSA organizes an international conference in Amsterdam, where ISSA members and others interested in argumentation meet. The ISSA conferences attract a growing number of scholars from every part of the world, representing all kinds of approaches to argumentation and a wide range of academic disciplines: philosophy, (speech) communication, psychology, law, linguistics, classical and modern rhetoric, formal and informal logic, critical thinking, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and artificial intelligence.
The Proceedings of the 2010 Conference – 189 papers containing many important, often cited papers and keynote addresses from prominent argumentation scholars – are now available online in the new ISSA section of this website.
Rozenberg Quarterly will also publish the Proceedings of previous meetings. All these proceedings cover a wide range of subjects, so you can now know what you talk about when you talk about:
(speech) communication, logic (formal and informal), rhetoric (classical and modern), philosophy, linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, law, political science, psychology, education, religious studies, artificial intelligence, argument schemes, classical argumentation theory, critical responses to argumentation, deep disagreement, ethos and pathos, fallacies, the history of argumentation theory, interpersonal argumentation, logic and reason, practical argumentation, premise acceptability, rationality and reasonableness, topoi, the Toulmin model, visual argumentation, argumentation in a cross-cultural perspective, argumentation in controversy, debate, education, science and the media, argumentation in a financial, historical, legal, literary, medical, political and religious context, argumentation and computation, definition, epistemology, ethics, linguistics, persuasion, political philosophy, pragmatics, social psychology, stylistics, and the Internet.
Table of Contents 2014 (Work in Progress)
Table of Contents 2010 (Complete)
Table of Contents 2006 (Work in Progress)
Table Of Contents 2002 (Work in Progress)
Table of Contents 1998 (Work in Progress)