Debates vs. Dialogues; Arguments with Question Marks; Dealing with Equivocation

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Josh and Tim answer questions about the art of dialogue. Watch this preview video from the Equipped for Life Course to hear the lesson they are discussing.


Jim: “I know your focus is more of a one-on-one conversational dialogue. But is there any consideration of including anything regarding how things differ in a debate scenario?”

Kristine: “Could you give me some more examples of the differences between a clarification question and an argument with a question mark that you encourage people to avoid making? And are there any instances where you might use an argument with a question mark?” We also discuss “the Socratic method” and more reasons why we make most of our arguments with periods instead of question marks.

Simon in Australia: “How do you deal with people who are equivocating or using words vaguely?”

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