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How to have impossible conversations : a very practical guide

Author: Peter G Boghossian; James A Lindsay
Publisher: New York, NY : Life Long, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall -- or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a stubborn relative -- dialogue shuts down when perspectives clash. Heated debates often lead to insults and shaming, blocking any possibility of productive discourse.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Boghossian; James A Lindsay
ISBN: 9780738285320 0738285323
OCLC Number: 1085584392
Description: ix, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: When conversations seem impossible --
The seven fundamentals of good conversations --
Beginner level: nine ways to start changing minds --
Intermediate level: seven ways to improve your interventions --
Five advanced skills for contentious conversations --
Six expert skills to engage the close-minded --
Master level: two keys to conversing with ideologues --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter Boghossian & James Lindsay.

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