What is contextualizing arguments?


Contextualizing arguments involves breaking down complex discussions into comprehensible segments and presenting them with full context and relevant sources. This approach enables a more reasoned debate and helps users understand different aspects of an argument quickly. Shane Parrish, in a discussion with Gabriel Weinberg, spoke about the potential for software that presents arguments from multiple perspectives—displaying opposing views side by side with evidence and sources for each stance to facilitate deeper understanding and discussion of complex topics 1 .

Contextualizing Arguments

Shane and Gabriel discuss the idea of a search engine or software that breaks down arguments into different parts and provides context and sources for each part, allowing for a more reasoned debate and easier understanding of complex topics. While some sites attempt to do this, nothing has fully captured the idea yet.

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