Claim: The best test of an argument is its ability to convince someone with an opposing viewpoint.Reason: Only by being forced to defend an idea against the doubts and contrasting views of others does one really discover the value of that idea.Write a res

Essay topics: Claim: The best test of an argument is its ability to convince someone with an opposing viewpoint.

Reason: Only by being forced to defend an idea against the doubts and contrasting views of others does one really discover the value of that idea.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based.

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There is always a benefit in taking a holistic approach when presenting a point of view. An argument or a point of view which fails to present a convincing response/argument towards contrasting view points and doubts is a week argument as no consideration is made to assess the aspects of the view point that are criticized /doubted by opposing viewpoints.

In contrast, an argument which presents its strength and address convincingly and adequately the contrasting viewpoints/doubts is a strong view point as it uses a holistic approach to thoroughly assess all aspects of the view point and fully address potential doubts/critics raised. Presenting such a thoroughly assessed point of view is more attractive than presenting a point of view without properly defending the opposite views and doubts.

Often view points that only present their side of the truth are condensed and shorter. Such viewpoints assume that most people understand the concepts the same way , so the analysis of the points from a contrasting angle is not thorough. However, when we understand that there are opposing views, we become crtical in our writing and we unpack each of our sentences with an in-depth analysis. As we start to question our view points, we uncover more interesting facts that we would not notice if we don’t respond to the contrasting views. Hence the more convincingly we address questions from opposite point of view, our point of view becomes stronger and more thorough.

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