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Being an Intellectually Dependable Person

Being an Intellectually Dependable Person

Posted on 4 May 2020 by

We are often at the mercy of others when we are trying to figure things out. The same is true when we are seeking to gain deeper understanding or to […]

Good Conversation

Good Conversation

Posted on 20 May 2019 by

On the first of march 2018, Jack Dorsey published a manifesto setting out Twitter’s plans for improving the site. At the centre of this thread are worries that incivility, disagreement, […]

TRUST and Trump: investigating sincerity and accuracy in discourse

TRUST and Trump: investigating sincerity and accuracy in discourse

Posted on 9 April 2018 by

When exploring discursive untruthfulness, modern American politics is an obvious example. Donald Trump’s presidency has been continuously criticised for his use of falsity, with the aim of promoting his own […]

Reflections on Transcribing Multimodal Texts

Reflections on Transcribing Multimodal Texts

Posted on 26 March 2018 by

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2017 the media has often seemed to be in a continual state of shock at the brusque manner of the forty-fifth president’s speech. […]

Arrogant Pride and Alternative Facts

Arrogant Pride and Alternative Facts

Posted on 17 July 2017 by

"Pride...is a very common failing" (Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice). What Austen calls "pride" is these days better described as arrogant pride to distinguish it from the rightful pride of […]

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

Posted on 19 June 2017 by

Debate is a social process of interactive communication. We can distinguish at least four roles associated with parties to a debate. First, there are the debaters themselves — at least […]

Reducing arrogance in debate

Reducing arrogance in debate

Posted on 19 May 2017 by

In many Western democracies, public opinion seems to have become bitterly divided over increasingly divisive topics like immigration, Brexit, and the qualities of Donald J. Trump. People whose convictions are […]