The first to state his case seems right, until his opponent begins to cross-examine him. —Proverbs 18:17 NET Last time I talked about a number of concepts from Mortimer J. Adler’s book How to Speak, How to Listen that I think give some of the best pointers for having fruitful conversations. Recall that a fruitful… Continue reading Logic 101: How to Have Fruitful Conversations (Part 2)
Even though the title of this post seems irrelevant in a series on logical reasoning, it isn’t. So far we’ve discussed what arguments are and what makes them good ones. Now I’ll discuss the the practical application of both of those discussions and everything between them. This material is so important that I’m going to… Continue reading Logic 101: How to Have Fruitful Conversations (Part 1)
In my last post I summarized twelve principles from Attacking Faulty Reasoning that constitute what T. Edward Damer calls “A Code of Intellectual Conduct.” (From here on in the post I will refer to this as simply the “Code.”) These principles are not only useful in the ways that I described in the last post (as… Continue reading Logic 101: The Qualities of Good Arguments
In the previous post in this series on logic I discussed the R.E.A.D. Method. This is the procedure for finding and evaluating arguments that I will continue to fill out during this series. But before I jump into an exploration of topics under each acronym of the R.E.A.D. Method, I think it’s important to lay… Continue reading Logic 101: A Code of Intellectual Conduct
This entire series is going to be focused on finding and evaluating arguments. But nothing that I said in the Series Introduction indicated exactly what I mean by an “argument” in the first place. I’ll explain that in this post. What Arguments Are Not Let’s start by clearing away some misconceptions about what arguments are.… Continue reading Logic 101: What’s an Argument?
In my last post I discussed the goals of this website. There I briefly mentioned the possibility of hosting a discussion forum for this website in the distant future. But a friend of mine introduced me to a platform called Discord that I think will be a better alternative. Discord is a text and voice chat… Continue reading Live Chat is Live!
One of the main pages mentions two of the main goals of The Oneness Exchange. I would like to elaborate on these in some detail here and state a few more things that I hope to accomplish over time. Goal 1: To give a fair hearing to the arguments for and against Oneness Pentecostal theology. In informal… Continue reading The Goals of This Website