Disagreement Hierarchy

From Paul Graham: How To Disagree

“If we’re all going to be disagreeing more, we should be careful to
do it well. What does it mean to disagree well? Most readers can
tell the difference between mere name-calling and a carefully
reasoned refutation, but I think it would help to put names on the
intermediate stages. So here’s an attempt at a disagreement
hierarchy”

DH0. Name-calling.
DH1. Ad Hominem.
DH2. Responding to Tone.
DH3. Contradiction.

DH4. Counterargument.

DH5. Refutation.

DH6. Refuting the Central Point.

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One Response to Disagreement Hierarchy

  1. […] ich noch über einen Text von Paul Graham gestolpert, How to Disagree. Den Abstract gibt’s hier. Nebenbei lernen wir noch Postman’s Third Law: »At any given time, the chief source of […]

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