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Janis–Feyerabend hypothesis

the notion that persuasive discourse will be more effective if one first refutes positive arguments on the other side of a question before answering negative attacks on one’s own side. [Irving L. Janis; Paul Karl Feyerabend (1924–1994), Austrian-born U.S. philosopher]

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June 18th 2024

set zone

set zone

the range of values for a variable that a feedback system is to maintain. See also critical range.