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aMap – the argument site


aMap is a great example of one of those huh? sites. Yes it is. Look don’t argue. All right argue, but do it with civility using one of these online…ahem…argument maps.

The idea is for us all to log on and conduct arguments logically and concisely using a structured template. State your case, build your argument, let the debate begin. Not to rain on anyone’s parade or anything, but most arguments may start out all loving, decent and terribly polite, my dear fellow, but soon turn into vicious, illogical slang fests full of vitriol, sprayed spittle and bad feelings.

Maybe we’ve been attending the wrong kind of arguments?

 aMap is short for ‘argument map’. The idea’s very simple – to promote the art of arguing by mapping out complex debates in a simple visual format. aMaps come in two different formats: – Printed pocket-sized aMap “argument guides”, which you can buy here – Interactive personalised aMaps, which you can make here aMap has been developed by a team led by Chris Quigley of Delib (part of Team Rubber) to promote the art of arguing. Initial concepts were developed as part of an academic project in partnership with Perry Walker from the new economics foundation, and various wonderful brains from the LSE


  • http://www.liplog.comis much simpler and more fun.

    • Hmm…not quite the same thing though Andrew, more of a tag cloud?

  • Yeah sure – there are differences …but it seems to me the tag cloud is just a means of navigation and an indication of the popularity of arguments…the rest is kind of similar in that you get to see how 'close' you are to other users based on opinions in arguments…

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