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.

Argument Ninja: Critical Thinking as a Martial Art

The Argument Ninja podcast is dedicated to helping you improve your skills at rational persuasion. Let philosopher Kevin deLaplante introduce you to a unique approach to critical thinking, inspired by martial arts training principles, that combines logic and argumentation with the latest research on the psychology of persuasion and belief.

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