Dr. Thomas J. Brommage, Ph.D.



Recent News:

10.31.22: The program for this year's AILACT session at the APA-Central is confirmed. The session will be on Friday, February 24 from 7-10 PM. The topic is on "Logic Diagrams."

Thomas Brommage (Sam Houston State University)

Ava Thomas Wright (California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo): "Context Relevance in Debate Mapping"

Marcos Bautista López Aznar (University of Seville): "Marlo Diagrams: An Improved Version of the Quantification of the Predicate"

Nicholas A. J. Birmingham (University of Western Ontario): "Interlacing the Icon and Intuition in Diagrammatic Thought"

08.10.22: I will be presenting a paper entitled “Fantasy, Nonsense and Humor: The Logic of Wonderland” at the Lighthearted Philosophers' Society conference in Greensboro, NC in October 2022.

10.15.21: I will be presenting part of my recent recearch project on Lewis Carroll's logic at the AILACT session at the Pacific APA in Vancouver, BC in April 2022. More details to be announced when available.

09.01.21: Please join us for the 2022 AILACT Group Session on the topic “Humor and Critical Reasoning.”

Place: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
Time: Friday February 25th, 2022 from 7 – 10 PM

Chair: Thomas Brommage (Sam Houston State University)

Steven Gimbel (Gettysburg College): "Mackie, Martin and INUS in the Morning: Explaining Mackie's INUS Condition through the Humor of Demetri Martin"

Abstract available here.

Scott F. Aikin (Vanderbilt University) and John Casey (Northeastern Illinois University): "Knock Knock: Meta-argumentative Humor Who?"

Abstract available here

Chris A. Kramer (Santa Barbara City College): "Argumentation, Metaphor, Smilie and Analogy: It's Like Something Else"

Abstract available here.

As of now the APA plans to meet in person in February. It's anyone's guess at this point whether or not that will happen. But I remain cautiously optimistic, and I hope to see you there!

04.10.21 I have taken over duties as website coordinator for the Lighthearted Philosophers' Society, until a more permanent replacement can be found. I remain in my position as Treasurer during this time. Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Marra for her years of dedicated service as our Minister of Propaganda.

01.19.21: I have been appointed as the session organizer for the APA-Central meeting for the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (IALACT). Part of my responsibilities will be to organize the session at the 2022 APA Central. Call for papers coming soon!


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