Art of Controversy (or: The Art of Being Right)

Art of Controversy (or: The Art of Being Right)

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The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) (Die Kunst, Recht zu Behalten) is a short treatise written in
1831 by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in which he presents thirty-eight methods of gaining an
unfair advantage in a debate and thereby being right even if you are wrong. Schopenhauer champions the
virtue of dialectical argument, in his view wrongly neglected by philosophers in favour of logic, and goes on
to discuss the distinction between our conscious intellectual powers and our will. The text is a favourit...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    01 - Preliminary: Logic and
    Dialectic
    24:37
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  2. 02
    02 - The Basis of All Dialectic
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  3. 03
    03 - Strategems 1 to 10
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