Category Archives: Putting the “Civil” Back in Civilization

The Price We Pay…

I am a 40-year-old, white, heterosexual man. (Also, cis gendered, but I’m not terribly fond of that appellation, as it smacks of non-scientific taxonomy. But alas, here we are.) I am beginning to grow accustomed to the possibility that the … Continue reading

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PCBC: Argument – the Wrap Party…

So, what’s left to say about arguments and how to have them? Well, a shitload more than I’m willing to post about here, at least for the present. For this, the last post in this series, I am not going … Continue reading

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PCBC: Argumentation – Pt, what is it, 4? Yeah, sure, Pt. 4. Why not?…

  And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… … (and waiting much too long for. BTW, sorry about that) …   Logical Fallacies   First off, what the hell is a Logical Fallacy? Glad you asked. A … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Argument – Pt III

When not to Argue, or, Sometimes it’s just fucking pointless. This is a big thing. Which is why I’m shoe-horning it in before a long discussion about fallacies. In pt I of this series I made mention of when argument … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Argumentation for the Very Busy (part II)

Everything on Earth with substance has a form.  A pattern of arrangement by which we recognize it as an individual entity – a thing unto itself. Argument is no exception. (If, at this point in time you haven’t read the … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Argument: an Introduction

In recent years, hasn’t it just felt like people don’t know how to talk to each other about controversial topics anymore? Seems like there’s no end of online screeds, rants, polemics, fights, and the occasional incitement to riot. It’s one … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil back in Civilization: Violence

If we’re going to talk about a civil society we’re going to have to have a proper discussion about violence. What do I mean by “proper”? Well, for one thing, no fucking glad-handing. None of this, “Gee, in a civilized … Continue reading

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