Communication Quotes

Communication Quotes No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. — Mark Twain To effectively communicate, we...

Reasoning Well

Reasoning Well is Critical for Effective Decision Making There is much truth to the old saying that life is just one decision after another. That’s why decision making is one of life’s major preoccupations. The reasoning is an essential ingredient in decision making....

List of Fallacious Arguments

Several of these have names in Latin, but I mostly ignored that and used English. If anyone is bothered by my using “he” everywhere, note that “he” is the person arguing fallaciously. Ad Hominem (Argument To The Man) Affirming The Consequent...

Agnotology Described

Agnotology Described In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco industry was revealed to the public. Called the Smoking and Health Proposal, and written a decade earlier by the Brown & Williamson tobacco company, it revealed many of the tactics employed by big...

The Functions of Communication

THE FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE Functions of Language Instrumental Function – Helps you get what you want to express your needs.  For example: “I’d like a piece of pepperoni pizza, please.” Regulatory Function – Control the actions of others.  Please line up in...