It is always a challenge to deal with people who are illogical. You might identify them as illogical, but they may be unaware. Instead of getting emotional or angry about the situation, use your intellect to counter their faulty logic to get them back on track.
Once you feel like you are making headway in the conversation, gauge how successful the argument is by paying attention to the kind of response you get from your opponent – if they seem more open-minded then continue debating further, but if there is no change in their demeanor, move onto another topic.
Premise 1: I can’t explain or imagine how proposition X can be true.
Premise 2: if a certain proposition is true, then I must be able to explain or imagine how that can be.
Conclusions: proposition X is false.
Is a technique for developing our ability to listen, to make a conscious effort to understand what people are really saying.
As a communication technique, it is used in many professional settings (counseling, training, therapy) but is also valuable for everyday life.
There are three different realms of an argument:
Being able to distinguish between the three realms, and categorizing your argument stand can help you find common ground and end the argument in a productive way.
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