Davin Enigl

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Arguing Well by John Shand
Arguing Well by John Shand
4.0 out of 5 stars Active Scrutiny, June 4 2003
The first half:
The main value of this book is to teach people to notice poor arguments in their daily lives, such as reading, during the TV news, talking to a congressperson or one's children/parents. The idea is that if you see why arguments fail, that will make you more aware of your own faulty arguments and maybe fix them.
The book is very concentrated in few pages so there is no excuse not to read it. It's not 500 pages of esoteric jabber by law clerks during a trail.
The second half: It's all basic logic and truth tables, so you get some academics to boot.
Then, the final chapter, 6, is the most philosophical, giving the reasoning why reason is better than… Read more
The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. 2: The High&hellip by Karl R. Popper
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This second volume of this two volume book is more about what lead to and became the economic historicism of Marx and its consequences. I suggest you read this econd volume before the volume 1. Why? The most important parts are about reasoning. Reasoning why people act the why they do and then you will see much better why Popper is opposed to Plato in volume 1's argument.
The main body of this book provides the best argument I have seen against a closed-totalitarian society. It is a must read for Libertarians and U.S. Republicans for sure. The Liberal U.S. Democrats will not like it at all, -- the Conservative Democrats will probably like it. The UK Classical Liberals will… Read more
Open Society and Its Enemies, Volume 1: The Spell &hellip by Karl R. Popper
For some reason the idea that Plato was pro-Totalitarianism and a Racialist was not brought forth in any of the schools I attended. Well, this book certainly corrects that oversight. The main body of this book provides the best argument I have seen against a closed-totalitarian society. It is a must read for Libertarians and U.S. Republicans for sure. The Liberal U.S. Democrats will not like it at all, -- the Conservative Democrats will probably like it. The UK Classical Liberals will almost certainly side with Popper.
Even if you are opposed to Popper, his argument must be answered if you are going to be taken seriously in a debate. The argument is based mostly on Plato's… Read more

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