Again, when Socrates argues that he must believe in the gods because he believes in the sons of gods, we must remember that this is a refutation not of the original indictment, which is consistent enough--'Socrates does not receive the gods whom the city receives, and has other new divinities' --but of the interpretation put upon the words by Meletus, who has affirmed that he is a downright atheist.
Nor are the reasonings of Schleiermacher, who argues that the Platonic defence is an exact or nearly exact reproduction of the words of Socrates, partly because Plato would not have been guilty of the impiety of altering them, and also because many points of the defence might have been improved and strengthened, at all more conclusive.
He explains how to be prepared, know when to argue
or walk away, understand what to say and how to say it, listen, respond, watch out for crafty tricks, develop the skills for arguing in public, argue
in writing, resolve deadlock, and maintain relationships--and situations like arguing with loved ones, children, or experts; complaining about goods or services; ending a dispute when in the wrong; dealing with constant arguing; avoiding being a doormat; and being a good winner.
1 : to discuss some matter usually with different points of view <His parents argue
that removing questions is not as simple as it sounds.
Would you have me argue
that man is entitled to liberty?
Zahl utilizes chapter four to argue
for the bishop-led model.
The key to the method is refusing to argue
back--one can make and stick to tough decisions, while still listening to what one's children have to say.
Thus, critics argue
, the DOD assumes exclusive control over its facilities, assuming an inappropriate level of oversight given the department's history with environmental compliance.
But anti-whaling organizations argue
that whale hunting is a barbaric practice best confined to humanity's past.
government and many school districts argue
that "under God" is more about ceremony, much like the phrase "In God We Trust" that is printed on the national currency.