Paul Graham offers this hierarchy of disagreement. In the hope that a rubric will help all people to migrate toward the top of the heap. Read the whole passage for a concrete prescription for change.
One question that arises is in the ‘so what?’ category. 1) will people become more fluent in institutional change? Or will they find more reason in orthodoxy?
…there’s a lot more disagreeing going on, especially measured by the word. That doesn’t mean people are getting angrier. The structural change in the way we communicate is enough to account for it. But though it’s not anger that’s driving the increase in disagreement, there’s a danger that the increase in disagreement will make people angrier. Particularly online, where it’s easy to say things you’d never say face to face.
If we’re all going to be disagreeing more, we should be careful to do it well. What does it mean to disagree well?
via How to Disagree.