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Do You Act As You Argue? Or Do You Argue for How You Act? (Guest Post by Rivka Weinberg)

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Do You Act As You Argue? Or Do You Argue for How You Act? (Guest Post by Rivka Weinberg)

“Everybody is somebody’s fault.” 

That’s the first line of the introduction to The Risk of A Lifetimethe new book by Rivka Weinberg (Scripps), on “how, when, and why procreation may be permissible.” Those who’ve had the opportunity to talk with Professor Weinberg will recognize in the book her frank style, sardonic wit, and critical eye, which she now, in the f..

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The League of Notorious Philosophical Arguments

Over at Electric Agora, Daniel A. Kaufman (Missouri State) takes up what may be analytic philosophy’s most notorious argument: G.E. Moore’s proof of an external world. As Kaufman says,

If you were to pinch the nearest analytically trained philosopher and ask him for the worst, most obviously fallacious argument in his tradition, he might very well tell you that i..

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A Library of Well-Reasoned Arguments

Joshua Frankel wrote in to share a new collaborative opensource website project he and others are developing called Whysaurus. The idea is to

create a repository of the best arguments for any idea, where emotional manipulation and flowery rhetoric are removed, leaving only the core statements, arranged in a network. So the next time a discussion touches a difficult i..

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