Argumentational skills for different contexts

Winston Churchill once praised the argumentational skills of the celebrated barrister and politician F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, by stressing their suitability to context: ‘The bludgeon for the platform; the rapier for a personal dispute; the entangling net and unexpected trident for the Courts of Law; and a jug of clear spring water for an anxious perplexed conclave’.

Andrew Aberdain in his enjoyable The informal logic of mathematical proof (in 18 unconventional essays on the nature of mathematics).

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