My new book with Robert Talisse is Why We Argue (And How We Should). It’s got a lot of the discussions you’ve seen here at the NS. Our agreement with the publisher is that we keep a blog with substantive entries on argumentation and politics up and running for a few years. So here’s my … Continue reading Why We Argue Blog
For the informal logic connoisseurs, the modus tonens (identified by our very own Scott Aikin and co author Robert Talisse) consists in repeating back an interlocutor’s argument in a derisive tone (see also here). There is a visual version of that which has long bothered me. It involves posting a jerky looking photo of the person whose view you … Continue reading Picture framing
Talisse and I have a short piece over at 3QuarksDaily about the difference between formal and informal fallacies (posted last Monday). HERE.
Mallard Fillmore’s got a nice way to capture the civility problem — with a straw man followed by a tu quoque! If President Obama charged the Republicans with wanting to kill the elderly and starve the poor, I don’t remember it. In fact, the only kill the elderly lines I remember were the old ‘death … Continue reading Civility for jerks
Rob Talisse and I have a post over at 3 Quarks Daily on Argumentative Civility, something of interest to NS readers. HERE.
Robert Talisse and I have a post, "Things You Cannot Believe," over at 3QuarksDaily. Check it out here.
My colleague, Robert Talisse, contributes to the New Books in Philosophy website. Rob just interviewed Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern) about his fantastic and challenging new book, Relying on Others (OUP, 2010). You can hear the interview here.
Disgraced former Speaker of the House and current Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich on Gay Marriage: "I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. I think that's what marriage ought to be and I would like to find ways to defend that view as legitimately and effectively as possible." Getting hetero-married over and … Continue reading Marriage is between one man and a series of women
Just a brief announcement that a new podcast platform is up, New Books in Philosophy. Carrie Figdor (U of Iowa) and Robert Talisse (my colleague at Vanderbilt) co-host the podcast, and each episode features an in-depth interview with an author of a newly-published philosophy book. Interviews will be posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. … Continue reading New Books in Philosophy
Robert Talisse and I were just interviewed by Ann Fisher on NPR this morning. We were plugging our new book, Reasonable Atheism. The podcast of the show is available here, and a streaming video of the show is up here.