Argument as the Frame
Eric has pointed out that conversations around issues often occur in specific contexts, or frames, where the context itself is the argument.
To break out of it, ask:
- Who determined this frame?
Frame can be thought of as a picture frame or the way frame is used in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). Stories are recreated changing or adding elements to the story in order to "re-frame" the story and consequently the memory. Changing parts of the story have the potential to change the emotional responds and any thoughts that consequentially occur after the initially modified story is iterated. In theory or reality, an argument can be constructed in the same manner, which is to be built with parts themselves having an impact on the overall effect the now craft argument has on the receiver of such argument.