Sunday, September 22, 2013
Why do we argue? To out-reason our opponents, prove them wrong, and, most of all, to win! ... Right? Philosopher Daniel H. Cohen shows how our most common form of argument -- a war in which one person must win and the other must lose -- misses out on the real benefits of engaging in active disagreement. (Filmed at TEDxColbyCollege.)
Philosopher Daniel H. Cohen studies language and the way we argue through reasonhttp://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_h_cohen_for_argument_s_sake.html
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Good morning, today I would like to share about the Ten Golden Rules of Argument..
Golden Rule 1: Be Prepared
Before starting an argument, think carefully about what you want. Do you want the other person just to understand your point of view? Or are you seeking a tangible result?
Logicians talk about a "premise" and a "conclusion". A premise is a fact upon which it logically follows that there will be a particular conclusion. For example, "I like romantic comedies, therefore I like the movie "Pretty Woman". Here the premise is that I like romantic comedies and the logical conclusion is that I like the movie Pretty Woman. Sometimes, several premises are needed to reach a conclusion.