Visual metaphors: Argument

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Different ways to visualize argument:

  • War: conflict, opposition, fight, demolishing a flimsy argument, score, scoring points, targeting the weak link, poking holes
  • Logic: building an argument, issue-based information systems, sound/unsound logic, follows/does not follow
  • Cooperation: Co-adventurers searching for a creative solution, on the same side, trading, shared journey
  • See also: Balance

This is part of my Visual Metaphors series. Like it? Suggest other ways to visually describe “argument”, or tell me about other terms you’d like to see!

  • http://www.math.osu.edu/~fowler.291/ Jim Fowler

    Have you seen Johnson and Lakoff’s book, Metaphors We Live By?

  • http://sachachua.com Sacha Chua

    Yup! I’m rereading it now and wish the book was much thicker. =)