Argument and Analysis

A sequence of essays by Scott Alexander on how arguments work, how to use them, and how to misuse them.

Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Car­diol­o­gists and Chi­nese Robbers

All De­bates Are Brav­ery Debates

The Virtue of Silence

Prov­ing Too Much

Be­ware Iso­lated De­mands For Rigor

1. Interlude

Tran­shu­man­ist Fables

…And I Show You How Deep The Rab­bit Hole Goes