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42 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 November 2006 08:00PM

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Comment author: Paul_Gowder 24 November 2006 09:33:27PM 5 points [-]

Steve: Wasn't that the claim of the sophists? "We'll teach you how to win arguments so you can prevail in politics." The problem is that the skills for winning arguments aren't necessarily the schools for rationality in general. Probably the easiest way to learn the skills for winning arguments is to go to law school and "learn to think like a lawyer."