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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: The Johnny on March 04, 2014, 02:13:05 am

Title: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: The Johnny on March 04, 2014, 02:13:05 am

http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/38-ways-to-win-an-argument-arthur-schopenhauer/ (http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/38-ways-to-win-an-argument-arthur-schopenhauer/)

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For all of you who have ever been involved in an online debate in any way, Arthur Schopenhauer’s “38 Ways To Win An Argument” is indispensable. Most of these techniques will seem familiar to you, right from questioning the motive of a person making the argument instead of the argument itself (No. 35), exaggerating the propositions stated by the other person (No. 1) , misrepresenting the other person’s words (No. 2) and attacking a straw man instead (No. 3). It’s a full handbook of intellectual dishonesty there. Indeed, I generally avoid online debates because they inevitably degenerate to No. 38.

The full text is below the fold. Many thanks to my friend Nitin Pai for reintroducing me to it.

im sure most of us know this, but, in case anyone missed it, its a digested version of Schopenhauer's propositions
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 04, 2014, 02:14:38 am
Yeah, you WOULD say that.












(heee)
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: The Johnny on March 04, 2014, 02:28:48 am
well, i didnt mean it in a snobbish sense of "oh, you newbies/ignorants SHOULD know about this" but rather was meant in an apologetic sense because i was supposing lots would consider it repost material.
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 04, 2014, 02:29:45 am
well, i didnt mean it in a snobbish sense of "oh, you newbies/ignorants SHOULD know about this" but rather was meant in an apologetic sense because i was supposing lots would consider it repost material.

I was just playing off of #38.  Sorry.
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: Salty on March 04, 2014, 02:34:13 am
well, i didnt mean it in a snobbish sense of "oh, you newbies/ignorants SHOULD know about this" but rather was meant in an apologetic sense because i was supposing lots would consider it repost material.

I was just playing off of #38.  Sorry.

You wield the art too well.  :lol:
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: The Johnny on March 04, 2014, 04:58:34 am
Miscommunication over the internets, nothing new  :)
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 04, 2014, 07:05:55 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 04, 2014, 07:06:56 pm
I feel like this thread should get some kind of award for "Most Rapidly Resolved Ironic Misunderstanding in Peedee History".
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: carnival on March 05, 2014, 06:24:43 am
Schopenhauer is my favorite philosopher.
Title: Re: 38 ways to win an argument (a classic)
Post by: Reginald Ret on March 07, 2014, 11:08:49 am
I feel like this thread should get some kind of award for "Most Rapidly Resolved Ironic Misunderstanding in Peedee History".
In 57 seconds has to be a record.