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A 6 Step Process For Teaching Argument Analysis

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Eristic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eristic, from the ancient Greek word eris meaning "wrangle" or "strife", often refers to a type of argument where the participants fight and quarrel without any reasonable goal.

The aim usually is to win the argument and/or to engage in a conflict for the sole purpose of wasting time through arguments, not to potentially discover a true or probable answer to any specific question or topic. Eristic is arguing for the sake of conflict as opposed to the seeking of conflict resolution.[1]

Plato often contrasted this type of argument with the dialectical method and other more reasonable and logical methods (e.g., at Republic 454a). In the dialogue Euthydemus, Plato satirizes eristic.

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After reading Neal Stephenson's Anathem, I have become interested in the philosophical discussions in this science fiction book. I've also become interested in dialogue, having been sensitized to the term after reading Crucial Conversations. So far, it appears according to McBurney and Parsons, Walton and Krabbe) there are seven basic types of dialogue: persuasion, inquiry, discovery, negotiation, information-seeking, deliberation, and eristic.

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Figurative Speech Sways Decisions

When pondering a decision or trying to convince others, think carefully about your metaphors. The implicit information may subtly influence decision making. [More]
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A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for 'Argument' in Education

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Argument is a more complex and challenging cognitive skill for students than other genres of reading and writing, such as exposition or narration.

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