Patterson, Steven W.

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy


  • Office Location: MC 346
  • Telephone: (313) 927-1539
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR); The Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT); The American Philosophical Association (APA); The Ontario  Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA); the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA)

Awards and Honors

3 time consecutive Visiting Research fellow with CRRAR, 2009-present, Presidential Award for Scholarship, 2010 


Ph.D., Wayne State University

Current Research Projects

Current research projects focus on the nature and function of argument & argumentation and political deliberation in situations of deep disagreement.

Advisory Roles

Amnesty International (co-advisor)

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