- Most arguments are in a generally syllogistic form. This means that the conclusion should naturally follow from the previous statements. That means it’s usually not effective to try and target the conclusion.
- You often need the ideas from another person to take down an argument. Consider taking in your options before outright contradicting someone.
- If you gain an idea from someone during an argument it’s usually not going to be useful fodder for attacking their next arguments since they’d have it mind already.
- Just because two ideas are incompatible (e.g. it’s too hot today, it’s too cold today) does not always mean they can be used to argue against each other (e.g. it’s a matter of your subjective experience; no accounting for taste).
- Ideas that seem applicable to a lot of arguments (e.g. our senses can be doubted) will not work on all arguments (e.g. you can’t understand love because we can’t trust our senses is not valid reasoning).
- Haunting characters is all about vibes. Attack them with ideas that directly conflict with their personalities:
- Reimu is simple.
- Suika is wild.
- Youmu is single-minded.
- Question him. His actual arguments are fairly coherent until pressed for further details.
- She’s much trickier than she lets on.
- She likes to subvert convention.
- She already likes you so it won’t take much to get her to back down.
- Simple arguments work well on her.
- She won’t back down so easily and has firm convictions. I would save her for last.
- Look out for her sword! Make sure you have plenty of credibility going into her argument.
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