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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about how we can use better conversation tools to improve our own thinking and understanding of others.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Why do oversimplified ways of thinking exist in the world today?
- What are some the emergents of sloppy thinking and how do they show up?
- Why holding space for paradox within thought and opinion is vital.
- The sense of personal responsibility Antonia feels as an Accuracy (Ti) user.
- Why simplicity is a double-edged sword in a complex world.
- Exploring the role of brainwashing and self re-programming.
- What happens when we don’t complete topical conversations and iterations at the societal level?
- The cost of being connected globally, but focused locally.
- Why it’s important to carefully choose the topics and causes you’re willing to argue for.
- Honoring your cause with sincerity, love and intellectual honesty.
- Drawing parallels between Accuracy (Ti) and Authenticity (Fi) to illustrate thought processing.
- What happens when you process a thought to its conclusion?
- Why aren’t the principles of rhetoric and philosophy widely known and applied in most arguments?
- How modern-day media fails to use these principles.
- The cognitive dissonance in journalism today.
- “If you aren’t thinking your thoughts, you’re thinking someone else’s” – why it’s important to fight off attempts to soften our minds.
- Antonia introduces the rhetorical principle of steel-manning – learn more about the principles of rhetoric at this website.
- Understanding the antithesis of steel-manning: straw-manning.
- The hollow-man and iron-man – how these distort arguments, but lack persuasion.
- Why would someone revert to using one of these undermining tactics in the first place?
- Why it’s important to apply the principle of charity in debates or arguments.
- The power of steel-manning – how you benefit from strengthening your opponent’s position.
- Diffusing the ego game – how to apply a positive reframe to an argument or debate.
- What if your opponent doesn’t reciprocate?
- The three rapport rules to apply when composing a critical commentary.
- Antonia’s parting advice for becoming a more critical thinker.
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