Freitag, 2. Januar 2015

How to critisize

Daniel Dennett: "How to compose a successful critical commentary."

"1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
3. You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
This will "transform your opponent into a more receptive audience for your criticism or dissent, which in turn helps advance the discussion."

Gefunden via Facebook bei Barbar Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, die noch hinzufügte: "One must be committed to solving the problem rather than winning the argument!"

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