19 October 2010

Types of Argument

There are at least 3 types of argument (http://www.youtube.com/watch?


One, is the dialectical. This was used by Socrates. It involves 2 or

more people holding a discussion, the goal being to advance their


Two, is rhetorical. In this, the speaker or writer is trying to

convince an audience (http://bit.ly/aEy78A).

Three, is debate-style, where 2 or more speakers are trying to score

points off each other and win.

You don't want to think you'll be in 1 kind of argument and find out

you're in another. You might not have prepared properly.


Chilean miners, cartels, and moral hazard

In cartels, individual members have an incentive to cheat