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The Art of Arguing Well

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Ever left an argument beating yourself up for what you should’ve said? 

You’re not alone: it feels like most arguments these days end in misery, confusion, criticism or defeat –without properly sharing our views.  

So, how do we get better at arguing in a way that propels the conversation forward constructively? How do we turn our arguments into sources of insight and understanding? 

Join The Art of Arguing Well Masterclass with philosopher and author Dr Tim Dean to discover:

  •    How tribalism, clashing worldviews and polarised discourse leads to us generally being terrible at disagreeing
  •    What ideological diversity is and the nature of disagreement
  •    The importance of diversity and disagreement
  •    How to respectfully listen to others & synthesise opposing theories
  •        How to articulate a persuasive argument
  •        How to develop a rational opinion
  •        The rules of rational discourse, and how to avoid those who break them

The author of ‘How We Became Human and Why We Need to Change’, join Dr Tim Dean and Small Giants Academy as together we explore the importance of disagreement and how to make our arguments rich and enlightening.

Masterclass spaces are strictly limited.


About Dr Tim Dean:

Dr Tim Dean is an award winning science and philosophy writer, editor and presenter. With a doctorate in philosophy with a focus on ethics, evolution, game theory, psychology and politics, Tim is a faculty member and presenter at The School of Life Australia, former Science & Technology Editor at The Conversation and has appeared in print, online, radio and television, including Cosmos, New Philosopher, New Scientist, Popular Science, The Project, ABC radio, The Drum and many others.


Indigenous and First Peoples:

Small Giants Academy commits to taking action that contributes to reconciliation and healing, and specifically to supporting Indigenous business, voices and issues. In understanding the importance of having Indigenous participation in our programs, reduced rates are available to First Peoples in Australia and those who identify as Indigenous throughout the world.

For more information about Our Commitment to Indigenous Australia, please click here.

Concession Rate:

We offer concession rates to support those who are unemployed, studying or working for non-profits and B Corporations. Please check out using the concession ticketing option.


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This program will be recorded. It may be shared after the live event to participants who have purchased a ticket to the program, but who were unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. The recording will be emailed to these participants as a link with an access code, expiring after 7 days.  Participants who are provided with a link to the recording are asked not to share the link.

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About Small Giants Academy:

Our vision at Small Giants Academy is for a just and inclusive transition to a global economy that supports human flourishing while living in harmony with the natural world.  Through articles, podcasts, conversations and masterclasses that illuminate the work of global thought leaders, Small Giants Academy is leading its communities towards a hopeful future, the Next Economy. 

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