002 - Why Rational Persuasion is a Martial Art

In this episode I talk about the relationship between critical thinking and rational persuasion, and why, even though I identify as a critical thinking educator, and I have a website called The Critical Thinker Academy, the focus of this podcast is rational persuasion, rather than critical thinking more broadly.

In this episode I push the martial arts theme a little further, and give some reasons to think of rational persuasion as a martial art.

And finally, I give an example that illustrates the distinction I want to draw between rational argumentation and rational persuasion.