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Free #MOOC Think Again: How to Reason and Argue (Duke University)

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Ram Neta (Duke University) Reasoning is important. This course will teach you how to do it well. You will learn how to understand and assess arguments by other people and how to construct good arguments of your own … Continue reading

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Debaters, Define Please! Debate, Argument, Dialogue, Rhetoric?

When two people, or two teams begin to debate something, an impartial observer often notices that the debate seems to be about two different things. The debaters energetically take their positions, delivering points and counterpoints, yet the clue to this … Continue reading

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The Final Debate Speech: How to Deliver the Closing Argument

The debate is almost over. You’ve got one more speech to make, the final one. What do you do? What do you say? How do you say it? Does it even matter? Let’s face it, if you haven’t been convincing … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Teaching Debate is A Good Idea

Teaching debate, in Chile, or anywhere else in the world, is a worthwhile endeavour. The purpose of this post is to share with you, the reader, my certainty about the value of debate. I will give only three reasons, as … Continue reading

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