Teaching children philosophy can help improve academic results. But the main reason it should be used in schools is it allows children a space to make sense of the world, and meaning in their lives.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
Research suggests people intuitively draw a distinction between what is known and what is believed. Recognizing the difference can help in ideological disagreements.
The television presenter and the scientist are having an argument about God on Twitter, and Morgan is getting a lot of stick. That's not fair.
Project Debater looks like machines are ready to understand humans, but the reality is we're still in the earliest days of AI.
Thanks to new deep-learning techniques, AI has the potential to analyse, improve and contribute to the process of human discussion.
We need to rethink how we frame discourse about Chinese students who speak out at universities – we seem to have forgotten that argument is a normal part of university study.
A guide to steering your family away from a dialogue of the deaf about poverty and inequality this festive season.
Controversial arguments and ideas should be listened to and open to public scrutiny. Only then can we expose those ideas found wanting and lacking any credibility.
South Africa needs to build a mental infrastructure that will allow people to individually and collectively engage in a bold, courageous and trutfhul dialogue.
Why has the political debate become such an uninspiring event today? It's difficult to find someone political who wants to genuinely argue for their position.