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Argumentative Theory of Reasoning

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consistent with my experience. Now some researchers are suggesting that reason evolved for a completely different purpose: to win arguments. Rationality, by this yardstick (and irrationality too, but we’ll get to that) is nothing more or less than a servant of the hard-wired compulsion to triumph in the debating arena. Reasoning doesn’t have this function of helping us to get better beliefs and make better decisions,

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