Launch of the blog

Today is a busy day which also see the launch of our blog Open for Debate. Continue reading “Launch of the blog”


Coding for Arrogance

Looking forward to our first workshop this Monday 22 May 2017 Coding for Arrogance at which linguists, philosophers and psychologists will discuss how to recognise and code arrogant debating behaviour. Greatly looking forward to this. We will post the results in our blog to be launched on Monday.

We have presentations in the morning and  will kick off brainstorming in the afternoon by looking at this clip.

I would love to hear your thoughts on whether anyone in the clip is behaving arrogantly and why that behaviour would be a manifestation of arrogance.


Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse

Thanks to the generous funding provided by Humility & Conviction in Public Life (@PublicHumility) Project at the University of Connecticut, Prof. Greg Maio (@GregoryRMaio) and I (@Ale1808) are leading a research project entitled Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse #CAPD dedicated to help combat the growth of arrogant and aggressive behaviours in public debates. We launch our website and blog on Monday 22 May 2017 when we also host our first workshop. Will post details then.

Voicing Dissent Workshop May 2017

Some silences are communicative acts, or so I argue in my paper ‘Eloquent Silence’ which I look forward to delivering at the Voicing Dissent Workshop organised by Casey Johnson and about to take place at the University of Connecticut. The draft is too rough to post but I will post the slides under talks in the next few days. Look forward to the event! Thank you Casey for organising it.