Good Faith / Bad Faith Arguments

debate Aug 1, 2019

I actually tend to see mostly good faith arguments made by people in education (policymakers are a different story).

Discourse is important for society. How to have good discourse is challenging. We need to understand good faith / bad faith arguments.

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A Field Guide to Bad Faith Arguments

Key Quote

The hallmark of a bad-faith argument is that it disguises the core point of a debate rather than addressing issues, beliefs, and values head-on.

Aaron Huertas

Good faith, according to wikipedia:

“Good faith (Latin, in human interactions, is a sincere intention to be fair, open, and honest, regardless of the outcome of the interaction”


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