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Rules of Argument VI: The Logic of the Affair (part I)

Rules of Argument VI: The Logic of the Affair (part I)

Argument:  My love is not having and has not had an affair. How can we prove a partner has not...

Othello as Analogy for Argument

Othello as Analogy for Argument

Rules for Argument V – Types of Premise

Rules for Argument V – Types of Premise

  “It is the mark of an educated person  to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” –...

Rules of Argument IV – Tactics

Rules of Argument IV – Tactics

Tactics for Argument “The question is which is to be master, that’s all.” – Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking...

Rules for Argument III – Terms

Rules for Argument III – Terms

Argument: A discussion on a point, topic or theme following the structure Premise + premise -> conclusion Conclusion: A statement...

Myth in the Origin of Democracy

Myth in the Origin of Democracy

The central, binding myth for the modern Western state is that of Democracy, celebrated in the festival and performance of...

Rules for Analysis of Argument

Rules for Analysis of Argument

Method for analysis of argument (difference between constructing an argument and analysing one is that in the second case both...

Notes on Plato’s Phaedrus (2/2) Argument Against Rhetoricians and Writing

Notes on Plato’s Phaedrus (2/2) Argument Against Rhetoricians and Writing

Argument Against Rhetoricians In one sense the second part of Plato’s Phaedrus is an exegesis on the first: a discussion...

Notes on Plato’s Phaedrus (1/2): The Argument for Love

Notes on Plato’s Phaedrus (1/2): The Argument for Love

PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Phaedrus. SCENE: Under a plane-tree, by the banks of the Ilissus. SOCRATES: Phaedrus, my friend!...

Rules of Argument (1)

Rules of Argument (1)

Structure of argument An argument is constituted of a proposition or conclusion, and premises. The  proposition or conclusion is the...