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Posted February 4, 2013 by in Book Debate
 
 

What is a Book Debate?


A book debate is a battle of words to the death. There can only be one…

I heard you were wondering what a book debate is.  Hopefully I can clarify for you. That is a good question. Wikipedia defines a debate as, “Debate is a method of interactive and representational argument. Debate is a broader form of argument than deductive reasoning, which only examines whether a conclusion is a consequence of premises, and factual argument, which only examines what is or isn’t the case, or rhetoric which is a technique of persuasion.”

Book DebateThen Wikipedia goes on to say, “A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side.”

Therefore I come to the conclusion a book debate is, “A book debate is usually fastened together to hinge at one side. Book debate is a broader form of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, which only examines whether a conclusion is a consequence of premises, and factual argument, which only examines what is or isn’t the case, or rhetoric which is a technique of persuasion.”

Okay well that doesn’t seem to work either. I think that in my opinion a book debate is when two people take opposing positions on a book or book related topic and discuss it to see who’s point can win out when there isn’t a clear winner. That feels more like a book debate to me. What do you think?

Therefore I define a book debate as a contest of wits where the readers choose the winner. I am really excited about this column to see the interesting debates we get into about books and book related subjects.

Just start imagining a book debate where Lord of the Rings or John Grisham is thrown under the bus or defended with words. The book debates will be epic.

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