Quote – weigh the arguments

February 24, 2009


“The case for saving Chrysler is certainly the weakest. It is the smallest of the Big Three, employing just more than 40,000 hourly workers. As President Obama and his aides consider whether to supply new funds, they should carefully weigh all of the arguments.”


Disagreement Hierarchy

April 13, 2008

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

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

DH4. Counterargument.

DH5. Refutation.

DH6. Refuting the Central Point.

Paying People to Argue With You

November 8, 2007

via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk


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