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The Art of Controversy ,The Art of Being Right

by Arthur Schopenhauer

The Art of Controversy and The Art of Being Right are two essays written by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The Art of Controversy deals with the strategies and tactics that can be used in arguments and debates, and focuses on the importance of language and logic in winning arguments. The Art of Being Right, on the other hand, is a more general treatise on the nature of argumentation and the ways in which people try to prove their points and win arguments. In The Art of Controversy, Schopenhauer argues that the key to winning an argument is to understand the other person's perspective and to use language and logic to craft a compelling and convincing argument. He also emphasizes the importance of avoiding fallacious reasoning and of being able to anticipate and counter the arguments of one's opponents. In The Art of Being Right, Schopenhauer discusses the various tactics and strategies that people use in order to win arguments, such as the use of rhetorical devices, ad hominem attacks, and appeals to authority. He also examines the ways in which people try to manipulate language and logic in order to win arguments, and suggests that the best way to win an argument is to avoid these tactics and instead focus on presenting a clear and logical case. Overall, both of these essays offer valuable insights into the nature of argumentation and the ways in which people can effectively argue their points. They continue to be widely read and studied by philosophers and others interested in the art of persuasion and argumentation.

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Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher born on February 22, 1788, in Danzig (present-day Gdańsk, Poland). He is best known for his work "The World as Will and Representation", which was publishe...

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