Time: How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work How to Win Friends and Influence People, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument — and that is to avoid it. Avoid it...

Inside Higher Ed: Ethics for Moral Fundamentalists

I am a philosophy professor whose specializations include ethics and politics, and my recent semesters have inevitably spotlighted current conditions of American moral and political discourse. I invite you to sit in on one of my spring 2019 ethics classes. There’s...

What is Argument Mapping, and why does it matter?

What is Argument Mapping, and why does it matter?  Well, you know those knee-gut reactions to controversial subjects that rise up like acid reflux whenever you’re in otherwise friendly company?  Oh jeez.  The workplace was flowing with synergy and ergonomics and other...
Charity Principle: Presidential Debate

Charity Principle: Presidential Debate

Uncharitable interpretations contribute to the polarization of our country. Instead of convincing others, uncharitable interpretations will only strengthen support of loyal supporters while pushing away others. One example of where the charity principle was not used...

ProCon School Uniforms Demo

Should all schools require students to wear uniforms? You decide! Here are the top 3 Pro side arguments:   And here are the top 3 Con side arguments: To learn more about argument mapping, check out our sample mapping demo and our online course. Or, check out more...

Business Insider: 10 skills employers will want the most in 2020

Professional development: It’s not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications training? What should you do to help you excel in your current job — or prepare you for your...

The Learning Scientists: Can We Teach Critical Thinking?

Arguably one of the most valued and sought after skills that students are expected to learn is critical thinking. The ability to think critically, and by extension solve problems and exercise effective decision making, is highly prized among employers and academics....