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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: Speech

Some time ago, probably somewhere in the middle of a rant, I mentioned something about making things better. It’s one thing to opine, to criticize, to get down to some serious spittle-flecked raving, but it’s another thing altogether to suggest … Continue reading

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May We Live in Interesting Times

Well, I knew I would end up talking about politics eventually. It is a presidential election season, after all. Relax, I’m not here to tell you who to vote for… …well, not in the way you’re expecting, at any rate. … Continue reading

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Working for a… Living?

Well hell. Finals are done for the semester, and now that some of the fog has cleared off my brain, I notice that this blog has gone, woefully, without new content for entirely too long. Time to fix that… So, … Continue reading

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