Diabolical (on the one hand): "to throw across."
Symbolical (on the other hand): "to throw together"
The sound of 2 hands.
article claiming that we don't teach our students
how to argue. I've been trying for years, and
have made no progress.
they are largely or even totally mistaken
in their beliefs
We all agree on this, I assume. No question.
not the solutions or destination. Need we argue?
Argument is essential for
its own sake.” (Karl Popper)
Whatever practical application it might also have
not with standing makes no never mind..
“In life we make progress by
conflict and in mental life
by argument and disputation....
There must be confrontation
and opposition, in order that
sparks must be kindled.
Assuming my Comfort Zone can include
Only an open conflict of ideas
and principles can produce
But I think it's going to take a long long time
and there's no clarity- guarantee--which is why
the process has to be valued for its own sake, or
as the coaches say: it's not whether I win or
lose that counts but how I play the game..
Even if all were agreed on
an essential proposition, it
would be essential to give
an ear to the one person who
does not. J.S.Mill ]]
In my dreams, maybe. Highly impractical, J.S.--
especially with so much to get done, ground
to cover. So little time.
challenge received opinion, who nudge us
away from dead dogma to beliefs that have
survived critical challenge, the best that we
can hope for. Dissenters are of great value
even when they are largely or even totally
mistaken in their beliefs. As Mill put it: ‘Both
teachers and learners go to sleep at their post,
as soon as there is no enemy in the field." ’
(Nigel Warburton: "Talk With Me.")
(A satan was a prosecutor & functionary in the
Hebrew Court and, like the jester: accused and
taunted, teased and twisted, tested and tempted
the defendant or petitioner to see how they
stood up to the adversity. )