PHI 103 Week 5 Discussion - The Virtues of Critical Thinkers
Write: Answer the following questions: What is an area of life in which you have experienced people treating arguments as a kind of war? What were the consequences of that approach? What is an area of life in which you have experienced people treating arguments as a kind of performance? Was that approach effective? Why is it better to treat arguments as a venue for learning? What traits of character does it require to be able to live according to that approach? What benefits can it have in our lives to take that approach? (please give a specific example)
Guided Response: Respond to the thoughts presented by your classmates in a way that furthers and deepens the conversation. You might, for example, share an example in your own life that relates to the experiences they shared. You might add further thoughts to their answers to the questions. You might offer other ways in which we can learn to embody the kind of humility that the speaker advocates. In any case, let your response further the goal of the learning from arguments.