The Eighth ArgDiaP Conference
“Applied Rhetoric:
Theory and Practice of Argument”
(the Polish edition)
17 March 2012


Warsaw, Wóycickiego 1/3, room 201 (Auditorium Maximum), CSWU


The eighth ArgDiaP meeting is dedicated to the practical applications of the theory of persuasive argumentation. We will focus on three aspects of applied rhetoric. First, in the natural context effectiveness of communication often becomes more important than its validity (How to promote Barabbas, i.e. on the emotional appeal). Second, one of the most important formal properties of everyday argumentation is the uncertainty of its conclusion what is typically represented using the tools of non-monotonic logic (Logical competence and non-monotonic consequence relation). Finally, arguments with some specific structures turn out to be more effective than others – slippery slope arguments are one example of such arguments (Evaluating and Rebutting of Slippery Slope Arguments).
At this ArgDiaP, we introduce two new forms of discussion: a student session and a panel session. The student session initiates the new direction of ArgDiaP activities aiming at close interaction with young researchers interested in the topic of applied rhetoric. For the panel session, we invited Polish experts in the area of argumentation. 

The 8th ArgDiaP Conference is organized by the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and the PhD Students Assiciation at CSWU. The meeting will be hosted by Dr. Katarzyna Budzyńska (contact: k.budzynska (at) and Magdalena Kacprzak (contact: kacprzak (at)




10.00 – 10.30 Registration, Coffee and Introductions.

Chair: Marek Porwolik CSWU

10.30 – 11.10  Piotr Łukowski (UL)  How to promote Barabbas, i.e. on the Emotional Appeals
11.10 – 11.50  Paula Quinon (LU)  Logical competence and non-monotonic consequence relation
11.50 – 12.30  Krzysztof Wieczorek (US) Evaluating and Rebutting of Slippery Slope Arguments 

12.30 – 14.00 lunch

Students Session. Chair: Katarzyna Budzyńska CSWU

14.00 – 14.25 Ewa Wasilewska-Kamińska (UW) Critical Thinking as an educational idea in the US and Canada
14.25 – 14.50 Piotr Gąsowski (UoWM) Critical Discourse Analysis of a Rhetorical Speech
14.50 – 15.15 Olena Yaskorska (CSWU) Modern game-theoretic models of dialogue
15.15 – 15.40 Joanna Skulska (CSWU) Hierarchy of Schemes for Rhetoric Arguments

15.40 – 16.00 coffee

Panel Session. Chair: Paula Quinon

16.00 – 17.00 “Polish Argumentation School: Challenges and Perspectives”

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Admission is free, however, for organizational purposes please register your intention to attend by sending an email to Dr. Katarzyna Budzyńska: k.budzynska (at)