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What’s The Point Of An Argument? You Might Be Surprised (VIDEO)

When we speak of arguments, many times we put them in a “win/lose” framing. Someone is the victor, and someone is defeated. But when you look at what an argument actually is, the “loser” is the one coming away with something — gained knowledge. Is it time to reframe the point of an argument? That’s the point explored by Daniel H. Cohen, philosopher, in the video below.

Here’s the video:

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One thought on “What’s The Point Of An Argument? You Might Be Surprised (VIDEO)

  1. The semantics of words is everything. If instead you substitute discuss instead of argue, you come away with a total different expectation. I always say that I learn the most from those that disagree with me. Those times that I research what was said, not only do I find more out than I knew before, but, gasp, there are times when I have been wrong and then thanked that person for helping me find the true facts. So- argue or discuss? As always, I look forward to your postings and your perceptions of the issues. Thank you

    Posted by 503me | August 5, 2013, 1:49 pm

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