Section Five Overview

Effective argumentation is a central part of critical thinking and the topic of our last section to the course. Although the term argument today has a negative connotation, it was once considered one of the highest pursuits. As we touched on previously argumentation is a process whereby divergent ideas or opinions are brought into contact and interact with the intent of inferring a conclusive single global outcome. Arguments can take two basic forms, fights or debates, depending on whether they are based on force or the process of reasoning. In this section, we will explore both rational and non-rational arguments. Take the full course: Follow along with the eBook: Twitter: LinkedIn: Click here to see more videos:

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