How to Argue Better

The fundamental principles and purposes of productive arguments

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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Duke University Professor

We need to argue better in all areas of life so that we can understand each other, cooperate, and achieve our goals. This course will teach you how. You will learn what arguments are and how to identify, analyze, evaluate, and construct them. Concrete examples and exercises will enable you to master these essential skills.

How to Argue Better

PART I: The Nature of Arguments
8 Episodes


4 min

1. Why should you take this course?

8 min

2. The problem of political polarization

12 min

3. Can arguments reduce political polarization?

18 min

4. Do you know enough already?

15 min

5. What is an argument?

15 min

6. Is this an argument?

12 min

7. What are arguments used for?

21 min

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