Pooja Singhi Posted 6 months ago Daniel H. Cohen: For argument’s sake Part 2: Possibly, if we distance thoughts of argument from thoughts of war, carrying through the change in types in argument that Cohen suggests, we can avoid this inevitable degradation and intensification of conflict. Similar to Cohen, I am not sure how we can change this paradigm, this fundamental way that we have characterized all arguments whether big or small; however, I know that it needs to be changed. Perhaps we can start with small goals, such as not teaching children that they have to win or lose classroom arguments or not having news websites and television channels constantly record changes in public poles during presidential debates. By starting with these small actions, we can try to change the way that people think arguments, perhaps encouraging new populations to themselves thing up new paradigms and types of argumentation. In this way, larger international conflicts, costing tremendous lives and money that could be allocate to better conflicts, would possibly reduce in size and intensity.