Till We Have Faces: Reflections on Debate, Dialogue, and Gutenberg College

We forget that propositions come with people. We forget that our ideas are not somehow other than us, thinking instead that they are strangely disembodied. Our ideas have contexts, and part of those contexts are the human beings that express those ideas. One of the most important lessons I learned during my four years at Gutenberg College was to put faces on ideas, to see the human behind the argument. This lesson made me not only a better human being, but also a better communicator.

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