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Arguing about Arguing

April 22, 2002 10:48 AM

Douglas Rushkoff doesn't like to argue:

I've always resisted the polarity of a dialectic - those heated, two-sided debates. The process itself seems to entrench us further in specific reality tunnels. Academics and committed politicos hate me for it, but I really am committed, for the timebeing, to avoid getting too stuck in a singular, absolute way of seeing the world. Polar argumentation and the duality it promotes make this harder to do.

Then everyone starts arguing as to whether or not arguing is a worthy pursuit of freethinkers.

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