Let them eat cake?

Let them eat cake?

Here’s an editorial from the Chicago Tribune praising the Supreme Court’s ruling in the controversial case of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs. The Court’s ruling was deliberately...
Original Sin?

Original Sin?

Here’s a provocative editorial from philosopher Crispin Sartwell published in the New York Times. (To read my argument map: Right-click the image -> Open in New Tab; then you can zoom in to read) Evaluate Sartwell’s argument: Are the premises true? How...

End the Gun Epidemic

Here’s another example of how mapping arguments can help us talk about a really controversial issue. “End the Gun Epidemic in America” was published on on the front page of the New York Times, 12/5/2015. It was the first time an editorial appeared on...

Liberal Intolerance?

Here’s an argument map of Nicholas Kristof’s “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance“, from the New York Times. How accurate is my reconstruction of his argument? How charitable is it? How about Kristof’s argument itself–is it strong?...
God is a Question

God is a Question

Here’s an argument map of philosopher William Irwin’s “God is a Question, Not an Answer” from The Stone (a New York Times opinion forum). Once again, visualizing arguments helps us talk intelligently about a difficult issue! How accurate is my...
Trigger Warnings and Micro-Aggressions

Trigger Warnings and Micro-Aggressions

Here’s another example of how an argument map can help us talk about a controversial topic: “trigger warnings” and “micro-aggressions.” This is my map of The Atlantic article “The Coddling of the American Mind.” How strongly...

Drone Warfare

Here’s an example of how an argument map can help us talk about a controversial topic. This is from a new NYT editorial by former CIA Director Michael Hayden: “To Keep America Safe, Embrace Drone Warfare.” How strongly do his reasons support his main...
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