September 27, 2019 – The Harvard Club welcomed Professors Ned Hall and Sean Kelly of Harvard’s Philosophy Department, and their pioneering colleagues at ThinkerAnalytix on September 25, 2019 to discuss argument mapping, a visual method of displaying how reasons work to support a claim. A map exposes the fundamental structure of an argument so that everyone can see how all the reasons fit together.
The panel provided an overview of how argument mapping is a process that can help develop critical thinking and reasoning skills, and highlighted the tool’s practical benefits for success in school, the workplace, and beyond. After the panel’s presentation, attendees participated in a Q&A session exploring argument mapping’s potential for enriching philosophical, scientific, political and civic engagement. To see an interactive argument mapping experience, click here.
Professor Hall is the Norman E. Vuilleumier Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department. Professor Kelly is the Teresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy and Past Chair. Both serve on ThinkerAnalytix’s advisory board.
About the Harvard Club of Boston
The Harvard Club of Boston is a private club established in 1908 to encourage the social, intellectual and athletic interests of our members, to promote the welfare of Harvard University, to assist students with financial aid, and to foster the Harvard Spirit in all Harvard men and women. The organization maintains two clubhouses: one in the Back Bay neighborhood in Boston, and one in the Financial District. Members of the Club have access to exclusive events, dining opportunities, and athletic facilities in the two locations. With approximately 5,000 members, the Harvard Club is one of the City’s premier private clubs and has been named a Platinum Club of America and a Platinum Club of the World.