Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Part 1: The Ten Golden Rules of Argument

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.

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