On 18 March 2010, at 12.30, in Blue Auditorium of Collegium Maius of Opole University, the open interdisciplinary lecture entitled Argumentation from the perspective of theory of persuasion was delivered by Prof. dr hab. Marek Tokarz of Silesian University. The lecture was organized jointly by the Group of Logic, Language and Information of Opole University, the Institute of Psychology of Opole University and Opole Department of Psychological Society.
Prof. Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska welcomed Dr Anna Bronowicka – Vice-Director of the Institute of Psychology, Dr Małgorzata Przepióra-Kapusta – the President of Opole Department of Psychological Society, Dr Anna Bokszczanin – Vice-Dean of Department of History and Pedagogy of Opole University, as well as a number of guests, students and doctoral students, who were attending the meeting. She extended especially warm welcome to the lecturer of the day – Professor Marek Tokarz.
Professor Janusz Czelakowski presented the scientific profile of the lecturer. Then, Professor Marek Tokarz delivered his interesting lecture, bringing closer to the participants the problem area of bi-channel nature of the persuasive transfer of message.
The discussion which followed the lecture included such themes as: argumentation and persuasion, substantial and non-substantial discussion, central and peripheral channels of persuasive transfer of information, manipulation and self-evaluation in the process of communication.
At the end of the open meeting, Professor J. Czelakowski invited all the present ones to attend the meeting planned to be held in April during which Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Suchoń will give his lecture. Then, he extended an invitation to all those interested in the activity of the Group of Logic, Language and Information to take part in a meeting of the Group held in Plafond Room of Collegium Maius of Opole University.
Professor U. Wybraniec-Skardowska welcomed all the participants who came to attend the meeting of the GLLI and then asked Mr Ireneusz Bihun, M.A., to present his paper. Mr I. Bihun made a presentation of the article by Tomasz Zarębski, under the title "Toulmin's Model of Argument and the Logic of Scientific Discovery" published in Informal Logic and Argumentation Theory, STUDIES IN LOGIC, GRAMMAR AND RHETORIC 16 (29) 2009, 269-283. After the presentation a discussion was held on the problem of Toulmin’s model of argumentation.