Daniel H. Cohen: For Argument’s Sake

This is a fascinating little video. He spends the majority of time explaining the “argument is war” view of arguing, shows how it is a bad way of understanding what an argument is, and then he offers a little bit of insight into one way of changing the paradigm. I wasn’t overly impressed with his suggestion, not because it wasn’t a good idea, but because after a great lecture in which he successfully took abstract ideas and presented them in an easy-to-understand form, he ends off with a rather abstract solution to the problem that is hard to understand how it would work out in a practical manner.

Still, I’d say the video is worth the ten minutes it takes to hear him out.


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