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Categories:Other Social Sciences\\Philosophy: Critical Thinking
Year:2018
Edition:Paperback
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA
Language:english
Pages:256
ISBN 10:0190627123
ISBN 13:9780190627126
File:EPUB, 214 KB

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Think Again: How to Reason and Argue Walter Sinnott-Armstrong PDF Epub Ebook Free

Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of them petty and vitriolic. The inability to compromise and understand the opposition is epidemic today, from countries refusing to negotiate, to politicians pandering to their base. Social media has produced a virulent world where extreme positions dominate. There is much demonization of the other side, very little progress is made, and the end result is further widening of positions. How did this happen, and what might be done to address it? Walter Sinnott-Armstrong says there is such a thing as a “good” argument: Reasonable arguments can create more mutual understanding and respect, and even if neither party is convinced by the other, compromise is still possible.

Think Againshows the importance of good arguments and reveals common misunderstandings. Rather than a means to persuade other people or beat them in an intellectual competition, Sinnott-Armstrong sees arguments as an essential tool for constructive interaction with others. After showing how the failure of good arguments has led us to society’s current woes, he shows readers what makes a good argument.

In clear, lively, and practical prose, and with plentiful examples from politics, popular culture, and everyday life, Sinnott-Armstrong explains what defines an argument, identifies the components of good arguments as well as fallacies to avoid, and demonstrates what good arguments can accomplish. Armed with these tools, readers will be able to spot bad reasoning and bad arguments, and to advance their own views in a forceful yet logical way. These skills could even help repair our tattered civic culture.

Categories:Other Social Sciences\\Philosophy: Critical Thinking
Year:2018
Edition:Paperback
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA
Language:english
Pages:256
ISBN 10:0190627123
ISBN 13:9780190627126
File:EPUB, 214 KB

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