Argument and Debate References

NB: Information here is meant to help you build your argument style for casual discussion formats, such as online or across the coffee table, but may also help when attending public events. This page is not built to prepare you for formal debate despite drawing from sites focused on forensics and parliamentary debate.

Fallacies and Common Errors – don’t fall into these traps, and recognize when people are setting them!

Logical Fallacies and the Art of Debate (Glen Whitman)

List of Fallacies (Wikipedia)

Logical Fallacies poster

Ten Commandments of Rational Debate (


Twelve Things Debaters Should Know About Law (Glen Whitman)


Ten Things Debaters Should Know about Economics (Glen Whitman)


Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement

How to Disagree