Distinguished Book Award
Argumentation in Complex Communication wins NCA award

Marcin Lewiński & Mark Aakhus’s book, Argumentation in Complex Communication: Managing Disagreement in a Polylogue, published by the Cambridge University Press in early 2023, has recently won the 2023 “Distinguished Book Award” (Book of the Year) of the Philosophy of Communication Division of the National Communication Association.


National Communication Association is the oldest and biggest professional association of communication scholars in the USA, established in 1914. NCA’s Philosophy of Communication Division, with its more than 200 members, “interrogates the relationship between philosophical frameworks and our understanding of communication” by exploring “the overlaps, intersections, and complements between philosophy and communication”.


The 2023 award committee evaluated 10 books, mostly published with first-tier university presses, presenting original research relevant to the philosophy of communication division and the discipline of communication at large.


The award was presented by Prof. Andrew Tinker, Chair of the Philosophy of Communication Division, to Prof. Mark Aakhus during NCA’s 109th Annual Convention “Freedom” in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, on November 17, 2023.


For further information and discussion with the ideas in the book, see its reviews in the Journal of Pragmatics and in Argumentation.