How to Win Arguments Without Arguing: Socratic Jujitsu

Narrated by: Jennifer Hancock
Length: 50 mins
3 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We humans rarely agree. We argue and debate, and nothing ever seems to be resolved. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could cut through the clutter and create consensus for your ideas and proposals? Of course it would. But to get there, you have to stop arguing and start asking questions.

In this audiobook, author and humanist Jennifer Hancock discusses recent research on how ideas are formed and changed to help you understand why and how to yield to your opponent. You'll learn how to turn the conversation around using Socratic questioning techniques to frame the underlying moral debate to your advantage.

This is the companion to the online course, “How to Win Arguments Without Arguing: Socratic Jujitsu”, created by Jennifer Hancock for Humanist Learning Systems. This audiobook contains the edited transcripts of the online lessons compiled for easy home reference.

©2017 Jennifer Hancock (P)2017 Jennifer Hancock

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Not worth spending money.

She just describes what Socratic Questioning. Read the intro to Wikipedia and save your money. Sound quality terrible. This is like a single episode podcast, not a book. Check out Verbal Judo and Just Listen

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Too textbook-ish

i like the subject matter, and i like how she explained things, but i dont find myself prepared to go out and use this verbal jiu-jitsu. i expected some role playing, scenarios, or something more hands on.

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like Verbal Judo, but disappointing.

its not that the content isnt useful, but the sound quality was kinda shabby & it cut off the ending. it's worth the free credit. but it's also worth the return.

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The start of a thought

It has a basic premise but the idea is underdeveloped and hard for me to follow. What is Socratic reasoning? How do I apply this to my marriage? Is this just for debates? Concede and question seems simple but I find myself left wanting.

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Great tips!

Thank you, you’ve made some great points I hope to utilize in the future. I just wish it was longer.