Jamie Carlin Watson: Winning Votes by Abusing Reason

We feel we’re special. We say everyone else is being duped. Everyone else is being deceived but I understand what’s going on...and it’s funny because every student has that same response.
Jamie Carlin Watson

Jamie Carlin Watson discusses his book Winning Votes by Abusing Reason: Responsible Belief and Political Rhetoric with Chris Richardson. Dr. Watson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences His primary research is on expertise, especially in the contexts of politics and medicine. His most recent book is Winning Votes by Abusing Reason: Responsible Belief and Political Rhetoric (Lexington Books, 2017). He is also co-author of The Critical Thinking Toolkit (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017) and Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, 2nd ed. (Bloomsbury, 2015).

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