Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - 'Think Again: How to Reason and Argue'
What makes a good argument and why is that important? From the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University comes a decisive explanation for the importance of reasonable arguments that increase understanding, respect, and compromise, which is needed today more than ever. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong shares the ideas behind a "good argument" in Think Again: How to Reason and Argue.
Walter will be introduced by John Hood, president of the John William Pope Foundation. His most recent work is Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans.
Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of them petty and vitriolic. The inability to compromise and understand the opposition is epidemic today, from countries refusing to negotiate, to politicians pandering to their base. Social media has produced a virulent world where extreme positions dominate.