How to Disagree.

On the face of it disagreement is a pretty trivial issue, but getting it right especially in an online conversation is a feat rarely achieved. “Right Disagreement” implies putting across an alternate view that is supposed to counter the argument not merely weaken it. Even the latter is hard come by at most times.
I have had my share of straw man arguments, denying the antecedent, fallacies of false cause and what not.
Paul Graham did the consolidation job to make inconsistencies easier to spot, categorizing into six broad units. He did that smartly, sorting according to frequency of usage in online world. (Link to Essay)


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