TMU #9: Plato’s Cave

The most vivid image of Western philosophy has much to teach us about persuasion.

In Plato’s Cave, we see slaves who view shadows on a wall and believe they are seeing reality. They respond violently when they are challenged with the truth. Today’s lesson explores this story and how it relates to persuasion.

TMU #8: TMU Webinar

Students and I review the month's lessons and discuss applications

Our second webinar will not take place in order to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Let me instead take the time to review December’s unit on “Logic.” In review… Video 5: The Logical Syllogism The antiquity of logical thinking. How logic makes you internally stronger. Why logic is seldom persuasive alone. A quick review of the […]

TMU #4: TMU Webinar

Students and I review the month's lessons and discuss applications

Our first webinar took place 11/28/17. Technical difficulties kept video from displaying properly, but the audio was all captured. We reviewed the month’s lessons plus discussed applications. In review… Video 1: Flowing Method Debater’s motto: “Flow every time; that, my friends, is the bottom line.” Controversy in the debate world: Some think that the ballot […]