Arguing for Our Lives



Arguing for Our Lives We Live In A Time When Public Discourse Is Skewed Than Ever By The Propaganda That Big Money Can Buy, With Trust In The Leadership Of Elected Officials At An All Time Low The News Has Degenerated Into Sensationalist Sound Bites, And The Idea Of Debate Has Become A Polarized Shouting Match That Precludes Any Meaningful Discussion.It S Also A Time Of Anxiety, As We Re Faced With Economic And Ecological Crises On A Global Scale, With Stakes That Seem Higher Than Ever Before In Times Like These, It S Essential That We Be Able To Think And Communicate Clearly.In This Lively Primer On Critical Thinking, Robert Jensen Attacks The Problems Head On And Delivers An Accessible And Engaging Book That Explains How We Can Work Collectively To Enrich Our Intellectual Lives Drawing On Than Two Decades Of Classroom Experience And Community Organizing, Jensen Shares Strategies On How To Challenge Conventional Wisdom In Order To Courageously Confront The Crises Of Our Times, And Offers A Framework For Channeling Our Fears And Frustrations Into Productive Analysis That Can Inform Constructive Action.Jensen Connects Abstract Ideas With The Everyday Political And Spiritual Struggles Of Ordinary People Free Of Either Academic Or Political Jargon, This Book Is For Anyone Struggling To Understand Our World And Contribute To Making It A Better Place.

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  • Paperback
  • 124 pages
  • Arguing for Our Lives
  • Robert Jensen
  • English
  • 03 June 2018
  • 0872865738

10 thoughts on “Arguing for Our Lives

  1. City Lights Booksellers & Publishers says:

    At the moment, what passes for political debate is the bickering of two vociferous and wrong headed parties Robert Jensen reacquaints us with the political and social skills we ll need if we re to reclaim politics for the 21st century This is a brave book, one that packswisdom in its few pages than a shelf s worth of political theory, because it s also a book about political practice Jensen patiently, honestly, and rigorousl...

  2. Domhnall says:

    My own opinion is that this book fails to deliver what it promises and I was very disappointed in it The author is clearly a very agreeable and thoughtful academic teacher He takes the view that we need active, committed citizens for democracy to work It is important to have opinions and to discuss them socially on topics that matter, including politics, religion, economics, the environment This requires effort, under the much maligned label of intellectual, and it is hard work We need to My own opinion is that this book fails to deliver what it promises and I was very disappointed in it The author is clearly a very agreeable and thoughtful academic teacher He takes the view that we need active, committed ...

  3. Trevor Maloney says:

    This is a very short 122 pages guide to critical thinking and arguing It s written in a very organized fashion you could easily make an outlines of the whole thing Jensen focuses on identifying assumptions, defining terms, presenting evidence, and arguing for an articulable position For Jensen, this is key to facing let alone solving our political, economic, and ecological problems, which threaten life on Earth We live in an industrial world with a globalized capitalist economy organize This is a very short 122 pages guide to critical thinking and arguing It s wr...

  4. Meg says:

    An excellent primer for organizers and others interested in intelligent communities that seek, through empirical, analytical and or normative inquiry, ways to understand their histories, conditions and potential for improvement The idea here isn t so much to replace collective anxiety with criti...

  5. Dennis Mick says:

    If, like me, you re disappointed by how difficult it is to discuss the most important topics with those closest to you, this may be a book for you Jensen rejects the timeless admonition to avoid politics and religion as conversational topics Indeed, these sh...

  6. Sara says:

    Thecomplicated and confusing the world gets, theseductive it is to believe that all claims are mere opinion From that perspective one isn t obligated to evaluate another s argument but can simply dismiss all arguments to an exchange of opinions is the lazy way out Since analysis is build on our always tentative determination of the facts, our claims on how the world works will be tentative as well Normative claims on how the world should beNo knowledge is pretheoretical..the way w Thecomplicated and confusing the world gets, theseductive it is to believe that all claims are mere opinion From that perspective one isn t obligated to evaluate another s argument but can simply dismiss all ar...

  7. Ryan Mishap says:

    I was hoping for some viable strategies that I could apply to discussing difficult topics with other people, but the second titleaccurately describes what lies within the covers of this slim volume While defining and defending the worth of intellectual and imparting lessons on how to develop critical thinking are important goals, I feel like I have a grasp on those subjects already.If I am engaged in a discussion even argument with another...

  8. Brandt says:

    I would guess the best way to review this book is to first gives the downside.Robert Jensen, unfortunately weaves a lot of his own personal political philosophical beliefs in to the book On the upside of this negative most of it is done at the end of the book so as not to distract from the absolute brilliance of the book itself.The upside, and it is tremendous to a point that ...

  9. Ashley says:

    Great antidote to the texts in this category that go on and on for the sake of filling pages Jensen gets right to his point here s the problem, and here are concrete steps for addressing it No heavy handed philosophy or theory, just practical application tips The perfect choice for a pl...

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