Damer’s “Code of Intellectual Conduct”

This code of conduct very much relates to Rapoport’s Rules, Adler’s advice, and Alan Jacobs’s “The Thinking Person’s Checklist.” SOURCE: T. Edward Damer, Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments, 6th ed (Australia ; Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2009), 7–8. https://www.amazon.com/Attacking-Faulty-Reasoning-Edward-Damer/dp/1133049982/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=joshuapsteele-20&linkId=461f190833098f133008f0ba7ab8aac3&language=en_US 1. The Fallibility Principle Each participant in a discussion of a disputed issue…… Continue reading Damer’s “Code of Intellectual Conduct”

Alan Jacobs’s “The Thinking Person’s Checklist”

The following checklist, found on pages 155–56 of Alan Jacobs’s excellent book, How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds (affiliate link), is a worthy addition to “Rapoport’s Rules” and “Adler’s Advice” (mentioned in my previous post, “Help me come up with ‘rules for conversation’!”). https://www.amazon.com/How-Think-Survival-Guide-World/dp/0451499603/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=how+to+think+jacobs&qid=1574088187&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=joshuapsteele-20&linkId=d0225cdc22f324a60181b05a30be86d5&language=en_US Emphasis added in bold. When faced…… Continue reading Alan Jacobs’s “The Thinking Person’s Checklist”