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I am an assistant professor and the Chair of the Reasoning and Argumentation Lab (ArgLab) at the Nova Institute of Philosophy, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal. I completed my PhD at the University of Amsterdam (2010), and from 2010 to 2016 worked as a post-doctoral fellow of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), before becoming an assistant professor in 2016. My work focuses on the basic issues in the philosophy of language and argumentation theory such as rationality of everyday conversations, practical reasoning, pragmatic meaning, social and strategic aspects of speech acts, fallacies. I teach Philosophy of Communication and Argumentation courses and supervise PhD students and post-doc researchers. I am currently leading the Horizon 2020 COST Action project CA17132, “European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis” (2018-2023), where philosophical and linguistic concepts and methods are applied to a critical study of public argument. From 2017 to 2019 I was a PI of “Ecological reasoning and decision making in innovation-oriented industry sectors at the periphery of Europe: Reconciling divergent values and interests”, an international project co-funded by the Portuguese (FCT) and Turkish (TÜBITAK) science foundations. These projects situate philosophical inquiry in the context of key societal challenges (climate change, health). My most recent publications include papers on “Illocutionary pluralism” (Synthese, 2021) and on “Conclusions of practical argument” (Organon F, 2021). I am under contract with the Cambridge University Press, finishing a monograph on “Argumentation in Complex Communication” (co-authored with Mark Aakhus, Rutgers University). My current research revolves around the issue of verbal and conceptual disagreements, and their impact on the rational quality of public debates.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Marcin Lewinski

Citation names

  • Lewinski, Marcin

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
121E-9C71-DFB4
ORCID iD
0000-0002-7218-3948
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=s0ZL2y0AAAAJ&hl=en
Researcher Id
I-8809-2013
Scopus Author Id
24067084700

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics and Religion - Philosophy
  • Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics and Religion - Philosophy

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Polish Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Education
Degree Classification
2010/06/11
Concluded
Argumentation Theory (Doctor of Philosophy)
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Internet political discussion forums as an argumentative activity type: A pragma-dialectical analysis of online forms of strategic manoeuvring with critical reactions" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
No grade
2006/08/30
Concluded
Philosophy: Discourse and Argumentation Studies (Master)
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Internet as a sphere of argumentative activity types" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
8.7 - cum laude
2002/06/10
Concluded
Journalism and social communication (Master)
Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Poland
"The construction of an idol's image in popular media" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Very good
2000/06/20
Concluded
Journalism and social communication (Bachelor)
Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Poland
"Image in popular culture" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Very good
Affiliation

Science

2010/09/01 - 2016/08/31 Postdoc (Research)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
2006/09/01 - 2010/06/11 Research Assistant (Research)
Universiteit van Amsterdam Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Netherlands

Teaching in Higher Education

2016/09/01 - Current Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2016 - 2018/12 Democracy in times of crisis: Power and Discourse in a three-level game
Provided by PTCRIS: 140873
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2011 - 2014/09 Argumentation, Communication and Context
110117
PTDC/FIL-FIL/110117/2009
Researcher
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2021 - 2024/03/31 Argumentation-driven explainable artificial intelligence for digital medicine
CHIST-ERA/002/2019
Principal investigator
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
CHIST-ERA

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2022/10/18 European network for argumentation and public policy analysis
CA17132
Principal investigator
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
European Cooperation in Science and Technology

Horizon 2020
2016 - 2019/08/31 Values in Argumentative Discourse
PTDC/MHC-FIL/0521/2014
Provided by PTCRIS: 139126
Researcher
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2017 - 2019/03/31 Ecological reasoning and decision making in innovation-oriented industry sectors at the periphery of Europe: Reconciling divergent values and interests
TUBITAK/0010/2014
Principal investigator
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Lewinski, Marcin; Aakhus, Mark. Argumentation in Complex Communication: Managing Disagreement in a Polylogue. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. 2021.
    Accepted
  2. Marcin Lewinski; Dima Mohammed. Argumentation in Political Deliberation. John Benjamins. 2015.
    10.1075/bct.76
  3. Lewinski, M.. Argumentative polylogues: Beyond dialectical understanding of fallacies. 2014.
    10.2478/slgr-2014-0010
  4. Dima Mohammed; Marcin Lewinski. Virtues of Argumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 22-26 May 2013.. Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA). 2013.
  5. Aakhus, M.; Lewiriski, M.. Argument analysis in large-scale deliberation. 2011.
    10.1075/z.163.12aak
  6. Lewinski, M.. Dialectical trade-offs in the design of protocols for computer-mediated deliberation. 2011.
Book chapter
  1. Marcin Lewinski. "Practical Argumentation in the Making:". In Discursive Construction of Reasons for Action, edited by Steve Oswald; Thierry Herman; J{\'e, 219-241. SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, 2018.
    10.1007/978-3-319-73972-4_10
  2. Marcin Lewinski. "Dialectics and polylogues: The case of multi-party deliberations". edited by {von Burg, 105-123. Windsor studies in argumentation, 2016.
  3. Marcin Lewinski. "Debating multiple positions in multi-party online deliberation: Sides, positions, and cases". edited by Marcin Lewinski; Dima Mohammed, 151-176. John Benjamins, 2015.
    10.1075/bct.76.07lew
  4. Marcin Lewinski; Dima Mohammed. "Introduction: Argumentation in Political Deliberation". edited by Marcin Lewinski; Dima Mohammed, 1-9. John Benjamins, 2015.
  5. Marcin Lewinski. "Pragmatics, cognitive heuristics and the straw man fallacy". edited by Herman Thierry; Oswald Steve, 313-343. Peter Lang, 2014.
  6. Marcin Lewinski. "Public deliberation as a polylogue: Challenges of argumentation analysis and evaluation". edited by Ribeiro, {Henrique Jales, 223-246. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
Book review
  1. Marcin Lewinski. "Review of: Isabela Fairclough and Norman Fairclough, Political Discourse Analysis: A Method for Advanced Students. London: Routledge (2012)". 6, 1 (2014): 169-175. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/5e0c2ca2-533d-49cc-a3c2-2d7e38406276.
Conference paper
  1. Marcin Lewinski. "Commentary on Krabbe and van Laar’s In the Quagmire of Quibbles". 2018.
  2. Marcin Lewinski. "Where is the reasonable? Objectivity and bias of practical argument". 2016.
  3. Marcin Lewinski. "How to conclude practical argument in a multi-party debate: A speech act analysis". 2016.
  4. Dale Hample; Marcin Lewinski; João de Deus Santos Sàágua; Dima Mohammed. "A descriptive and comparative analysis of arguing in Portugal". 2016.
  5. Marcin Lewinski. "Commentary on Paul L. Simard Smith’s “Pluralism as a Bias Mitigation Strategy”". 2016.
  6. Marcin Lewinski; Mark Aakhus. "Toward polylogical analysis of argumentation:". 2015.
  7. Marcin Lewinski. "Practical reasoning and multi-party deliberation: The best, the good enough and the necessary". 2015.
Dictionary entry
  1. Marcin Lewinski; Dima Mohammed. "Argumentation Theory". In The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, edited by Jensen, {Klaus Bruhn. John Wiley and Sons, 2016. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/5887d4a6-fc74-42a2-b85f-735dbf4d2a06.
Journal article
  1. Marcin Lewinski. "Illocutionary pluralism". Synthese (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-021-03087-7.
    10.1007/s11229-021-03087-7
  2. Lewinski, Marcin. "Conclusions of Practical Argument: A Speech Act Analysis". Organon F 28 2 (2021):
    In press
  3. Marcin Lewinski. "Social Situations and Which Descriptions". Logos and Episteme 11 4 (2020): 517-526. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/83d1a648-2bde-45a7-b2a2-980a74a215b1.
    10.5840/LOGOS-EPISTEME202011439
  4. Marcin Lewinski. "Argumentative Discussion: The Rationality of What?". Topoi 38 4 (2019): 645-658. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-015-9361-0.
    10.1007/s11245-015-9361-0
  5. Lewinski, M.; Üzelgün, M.A.. "Environmental argumentation". Journal of Argumentation in Context 8 1 (2019): 1-11. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85067066930&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1075/jaic.00004.int
  6. Lewinski, M.; Mohammed, D.. "The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: Arguing for the fragile consensus in global multilateral diplomacy". Journal of Argumentation in Context 8 1 (2019): 65-90. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85067024064&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1075/jaic.18017.lew
  7. Rodrigues, S.; Lewinski, M.; Üzelgün, M.A.. "Environmental manifestoes: Argumentative strategies in the Ecomodernist Manifesto". Journal of Argumentation in Context 8 1 (2019): 12-39. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85066996653&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1075/jaic.18036.rod
  8. Marcin Lewinski; Dale Hample; João Sàágua; Dima Mohammed. "Arguing in Portugal: A cross-cultural analysis". Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (2018): 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2018.1450888.
    10.1080/17513057.2018.1450888
  9. Lewinski, M.; Lewinski, Marcin; Instituto de Filosofia da NOVA (IFILNOVA). "Practical argumentation as reasoned advocacy". Informal Logic 37 2 (2017): 85-113. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85020393032&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.22329/il.v37i2.4775
  10. Lewinski, M.. "Argumentation Theory Without Presumptions". Argumentation 31 3 (2017): 591-613. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85012195569&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10503-017-9421-2
  11. Aakhus, M.; Lewinski, M.. "Advancing Polylogical Analysis of Large-Scale Argumentation: Disagreement Management in the Fracking Controversy". Argumentation 31 1 (2017): 179-207. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84973115736&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10503-016-9403-9
  12. Uzelgun, M.A.; Lewinski, M.; Castro, P.. "Favorite Battlegrounds of Climate Action: Arguing About Scientific Consensus, Representing Science-Society Relations". Science Communication 38 6 (2016): 699-723. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85001975508&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1177/1075547016676602
  13. Lewinski, M.. "Shale gas debate in Europe: Pro-and-con dialectics and argumentative polylogues". Discourse and Communication 10 6 (2016): 553-575. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84996486749&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1177/1750481316674773
  14. Uzelgun, M.A.; Mohammed, D.; Lewinski, M.; Castro, P.. "Managing disagreement through yes, but… constructions: An argumentative analysis". Discourse Studies 17 4 (2015): 467-484. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84938225805&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1177/1461445615578965
  15. Marcin Lewinski. "Practical reasoning in argumentative polylogues". Revista Iberoamericana de Argumentación 1 20 (2014): 2172-8801. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/f02d88bd-0a64-44f3-a280-1587d2b36d56.
  16. Lewinski, M.; Aakhus, M.. "Argumentative Polylogues in a Dialectical Framework: A Methodological Inquiry". Argumentation 28 2 (2014): 161-185. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84899989188&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10503-013-9307-x
  17. Lewiſski, Marcin. "Debating multiple positions in multi-party online deliberation: Sides, positions, and cases". Journal of Argumentation in Context 2 1 (2013): 151-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jaic.2.1.07lew.
    10.1075/jaic.2.1.07lew
  18. Lewiſski, Marcin; Mohammed, Dima. "Argumentation in political deliberation". Journal of Argumentation in Context 2 1 (2013): 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jaic.2.1.00int.
    10.1075/jaic.2.1.00int
  19. Lewinski, M.; Oswald, S.. "When and how do we deal with straw men? A normative and cognitive pragmatic account". Journal of Pragmatics 59 (2013): 164-177. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84897070333&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.pragma.2013.05.001
  20. Dima Mohammed; Marcin Lewinski. "Deliberate Design or Unintended Consequences: The Argumentative Uses of Facebook During the Arab Spring". Journal Of Public Deliberation 8(1) NA (2012): Article 11 (13pag)-Article 11 (13pag). https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/15afb97c-154c-414b-83d1-1bcf318549c9.
  21. Lewinski, M.. "The Paradox of Charity". Informal Logic 32 4 (2012): 403-439. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84874097306&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Lewinski, M.. "Towards a Critique-Friendly Approach to the Straw Man Fallacy Evaluation". Argumentation 25 4 (2011): 469-497. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80053572719&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10503-011-9227-6
  23. Lewinski, M.. "Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation". Argumentation 23 1 (2009): 123-126.
    10.1007/s10503-008-9111-1
  24. Lewinski, M.. "Comments on 'black box arguments'". Argumentation 22 3 (2008): 447-451. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-48349085386&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10503-008-9095-x
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019/07/12 Misunderstanding, Disagreement and the Interpretative Work of Argumentation International Workshop Merely—Meanings: Enduring, Revising, Engineering
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Nova Institute of Philosophy (Lisboa, Portugal)
2019/06/25 Speech act pluralism in argumentative polylogues 3rd European Conference on Argumentation: Reason to Dissent
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (Groningen , Netherlands)
2018/07/04 Disagreement, misunderstanding and the straw man fallacy: A polylogical perspective. 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation
International Society for the Study of Argumentation: University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2018/02/07 Indicators of practical argumentation in ecological reasoning International Conference "ARGAGE 2018: Argumentation and Language"
University of Lugano (Lugano, Switzerland)
2017/05/12 Dualisms and dilemmas of argumentation theory Fifth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics PhiLang2017
University of Lódz (Lódz, Poland)
2016/09/07 Presumptions: A social ontology perspective Berkeley Social Ontology Group
UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA, United States)
2016/05/18 Where is the reasonable? Objectivity and bias of practical argument 11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA)
University of Windsor: Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), (Windsor, Canada)
2015/09/09 Practical argumentation in the making: Discursive construction of reasons for action International Conference "ARGAGE 2015: Argumentation and Language"
University of Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)
2014/07/01 Practical reasoning and multi-party deliberation: The problem of the best means 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation
University of Amsterdam: International Society for the Study of Argumentation (amsterdam, Netherlands)
2011/05/18 Monologue, dilogue, or polylogue: Which model for public deliberation? 9th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation
University of Windsor: Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (Windsor, Canada)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2018/10/01 - 2022/09/30 Science Communication: A Practical Argumentation Approach for a Framework in EU-funded Research
Supervisor
Ciências da Comunicação (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2015/06 - Current Chair of the Organising Committee of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation: “Argumentation and Reasoned Action”, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, June 9-12 (www.ecargument.org). (2015/06/09 - 2015/06/12)
Congress (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2017/10 - Current Member of the Scientific Council of the NOVA Institute of Philosophy: Chair of the Reasoning and Argumentation Lab
Member
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2019/06/24 - 2019/06/27 3rd European Conference on Argumentation: “Reason to Dissent” Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2017/02 - Current Rhetoric and Argumentation (Licenciatura) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2016/10 - Current Theory of Communication (Doutoramento) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2016/09 - Current Philosophy of Communication (Licenciatura) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2014/09 - Current Methodology (Doutoramento) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2020/12/01 - Current Invited external expert for Project funding in humanities and social sciences, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) (2020)
Specialist
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Switzerland Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
2020 - Current Referee for NIAS Individual Fellowship 2021-22: The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Evaluator
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Netherlands
2018 - Current ERC Remote Referee for ERC Advanced Grant 2018: Philosophy (European Research Council)
Evaluator
European Research Council, Belgium
2015 - Current The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) Expert Panel Referee: Philosophy and Ethics
Evaluator
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen, Belgium

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2015 - Current Argumentation (1572-8374) Springer-Verlag
2013 - Current Argumentation and Advocacy (2576-8476) Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Distinctions

Award

2005 Huygens Scholarship
Nederlands organisatie voor internationale samenwerking in het hoger onderwijs, Netherlands