John Corvino Hopes to Teach the Public to Argue Well


John Corvino, professor of philosophy and dean of the Honors College at Wayne State University—and public philosopher extraordinaire—has created a new series of videos to help people learn to argue well.

The series, called “Better Argument with John Corvino,” has 13 brief videos covering a range of reasoning tips and mistakes to avoid, all in Corvino’s friendly, reasonable, and slightly humorous style. There are videos on slippery slope arguments, equivocation, ad hominems, the use of experts, analogies, the difference between facts and opinions, the value of studying philosophy, and other related topics, with plans for more to come. They’re very well done.

Below is the video on the principle of charity. You can find the rest, along with other videos Corvino has made, here.

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