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Finding Starting Points

I have mentioned in a previous post that arguments have four parts. One of these is the starting point. A starting point is the place to start an argument from and must be something that your opponent agrees with. Finding a starting point that your opponent will agree with is not a matter of following a formula. Neither does it have to be something that you agree with. However, in general there ar...

How to Argue

Now that I have finished discussing the basics of fallacies and have already discussed the importance and nature of argument and dialectic, we must move onward to discuss actual debates, discussions and conversations. All arguments and debates have four components. They all have a starting point, arguments, a problem and opponents. Understanding these things will greatly help in arguing well. All ...