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5. Non-Adversarial Argument (“Getting to Yes”)

Usually, debate or argument is seen as adversarial – that is, one side wins, the other loses. Another approach to argument and debate, however, is to view the problem that is being argued about as a problem that is shared by everyone, the point of debate being not to win or lose, but rather to work together to solve the problem.

This may seem like an idealistic notion, but in fact many debates or arguments in real life can be fundamentally changed by both sides realizing that they have to work together to come up with a workable solution they can agree to. This is also known as “win-win” negotiating.

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