010 - How to Build an Argument Matrix

Last episode I introduced an important concept for critical thinking, what I call an Argument Matrix.

In this episode I talk about the mindset, the tools and the literacy skills that are required to successfully build an Argument Matrix.

In This Episode:

- Recap: What is an Argument Matrix?

- How should we go about building an Argument Matrix?

- Three parts to my answer

(1) Mindset issues: confirmation bias, psychological barriers, fear

(2) Technology issues: capturing and organizing the right kind of information

(3) Literacy issues: media and information literacy, argument literacy, reading and writing literacy

- Why public education doesn't teach critical thinking

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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