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by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 Logical Fallacies

For those who may be new to logic, formulating arguments, and philosophy in general; understanding basic fallicious arguments will help you to avoid using these arguments in your own life, and further will allow you to seek new evidence and new logical argument strains for whatever it is you...

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by Omgamandaa
10 years ago
How to write an Essay


Everyone has issues with writing sometimes, especially when it comes to writing essays. Don't stress yourself out trying to figure out how to start your essay! This guide is more for essays that are written about books or stories, but you can alter it to fit...

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by CharlieSage
10 years ago
Why You Should Avoid An Argument

In a previous article I discussed the effect on the environment of the domestic cat. As I wrote the piece I made a mental note to not get into a discussion on the subject. Why? Was it because I was afraid...

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by jkirsch
9 years ago
John Locke's Argument for Private Property

In Chapter 5 of his 2nd Treatise of Government, John Locke makes an extremely important argument concerning the origin of property rights. His argument has 4 main premises. First, Locke begins by assuming that the Earth is originally held in common by all men. Second, Locke says that, though...

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by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 More Logical Fallacies

I previously wrote an article documenting 5 logical fallicies, and providing some background on what a fallacy is and how to counteract them. Building off where that article left off, I feel compelled to share my every expanding knowledge of fallacies and logical arguments. On the whole, these fallacies...

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by MamaNelson
10 years ago
Debate: A Valuable Investment in our Future

The concept of debate is a very abstract idea to most people. Perhaps it brings to mind the image of politicians squabbling on a primetime stage. For others, it references heated arguments among friends. However, for the former and current debate nerds of the world,...

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by BobD
8 years ago
Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage

Gay marriage arguments are an endless topic in some communities and states today. There are arguments for gay marriage and there are arguments against gay marriage. However, the pros and cons of gay marriage never seem to convince the other person. Usually, because those arguing are not are not even listening to the other side of the argument. Let's list some of the arguments for and against.

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by Ulalume
9 years ago
On Eliminative Materialism

Materialism is a fascinating topic because it is a belief that is typically misconstrued by those holding to a belief in dualism of the mind and body, and an understanding that comes from sources that would be associated with folk psychology (the church and other archaic sources of knowledge)....

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by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 Additional Logical Fallacies

I am currently working on multiple articles on logical fallacies and logic in general, so as to hopefully be a useful resource for those among us who are interested in learning about arguments and their structure. Many of the fallacies you will read about you may recognize from numerous...

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by nyc_phd
10 years ago
Five Common Reasons Given as Proof for the Existence of God

The debate about whether or not God exists has been going on forever and is not going to end any time soon. However, there are some key points made by both sides in the debate that are repeated quite often. Below, I am going to outline five of the...

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by Ulalume
9 years ago
5 Logic Fallacies


I imagine it may be increasingly evident that I find logic and a study of fallicious argument structures to be most interesting. This is somewhat in part do to my personal beliefs which are rooted significantly in philosophical and scientific studies. I am personally studying philosophy and...

by yogiinfashion
9 years ago
Surviving Marital Arguments

Marriage needs compromise. Arguments are part and parcel of any relationship, but at the end of the day, what's important is how the two resolve your differences not what you are arguing about.

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by Ulalume
9 years ago
Response to Ned Blocks Troubles With Functionalism

Ned Block's article "Troubles with Functionalism" is a fascinating read that challenges its readers to, in the least, question functionalism; and potentially even consider it an unbelievable physicalistic thought process. The nature of the article is such that each particular section builds upon the one before it, which adds...

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by Jacob Fields
6 years ago
Life-hack - Relationship Communication (Try This To Avoid The Next Argument)

This Article is a simple, easy to adopt communication principal that I have come up with in my own life that has led to deeper relationships and less conflict.

by Don
8 years ago
Persuasive Writing: The Five Paragraph Essay

Use this structure in your writing to get your point across concisely and persuasively! It not only helps you to convince your readers - it helps you to write better and faster.

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by TrevorLewthor
10 years ago
Biblical Scholarship and the Pauline Epistles Part I

Did Paul write all the letters ascribed to him in the New Testament? Find out in part I of my series Biblical Scholarship and the Pauline Epistles

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by AlexOpenshaw
9 years ago
Medieval Philosophy - Saint Anselm

Part of a series of articles on Medieval Philosophy this article concentrates on the life and works of theologist Saint Anselm.

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by DebW07
7 years ago
Lovers' Quarrels: Top 10 Reasons Couples Argue

Put two people together and eventually they’ll have a spat. Think about the last argument you had with your mate, was it a major blow-up or a minor rant? Couples bicker over everything from what to have for dinner to where to live, but there are some topics that seem to cause a majority of disagreements between seemingly blissful duos. The chances are pretty high that the bone of contention of your last argument with your significant other has something to do with one or more of the following topics.

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by galt
8 years ago
How to Speak to a Judge

Some of us my find ourselves in front of a judge at some point in our lives. Hopefully, it isn't with handcuffs around our wrists. The majority of people are afraid of public speaking, and that fear can be increased tenfold if we have to address a judge in court. However, this does not have to be an overwhelming task. This article will provide five simple techniques to make your time before a judge go much better than if you just stand there tongue-tied.

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by SpeechLawyers
7 years ago
Powerful Technique for Being Persuasive in your Public Speaking: Addressing the Counterargument

Addressing a Potential Counterargument to your Presentation or Speech is a Disarming Public Speaking Technique

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