My sister just showed me this very, um, interesting video game, which actually teaches you how to engage in philosophical argument.
It’s pretty weird at times, but also pretty cool. You play as Socrates, a middle-age an accountant living in contemporary times, and are taught philosophy by your daughter, Ari.
I haven’t gotten far, but it’s actually pretty solid at explaining the sorts of questions and statements you can make in an argument. For instance, Ari explains that you can question a statement for clarification, for support, or for relevance. She also reminds you, “If you say really stupid things, you’ll lose credibility with your audience.” And if your credibility rating goes to zero, you lose the game.
What do people think?