Enlightenment Defended
Politics • Spirituality/Belief • Culture
Enlightenment Defended will repel the dark nihilism of “post-truth”, woke culture, identity politics, and political correctness. It will catalyse the bright flame of the enlightenment —liberty, reason and progress.

Enlightenment Defended will create an open realm of vigorous philosophical debate through animation, documentaries, poetry, humour, music and myth. People are many-sided in both apprehension and enjoyment.
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The Logic of Persuasion: Part 2. The Orthodox View.

(Talk at Oxford Karl Popper and Hayek Society.)

The orthodox view is that persuasion is a matter of simply manipulating emotion and bias and that sound argument is irrelevant and impotent.

If you'd like to read more on the orthodox view —highlighted by the brilliant commentator Scott Adams —and my critical evaluation of it, see my chapter Bias is Rational in Scott Adams and Philosophy:

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