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Claim: the best of an argument is the ability to convincesomeone with opposing view point. Reason :onlu by being forced to defend an idea agaist the doubts and contrasting views of others does one really discover the value of an idea The claim is saying that the best out of an argument comes when we try to convince someone with an opposing view point. What is argument i ask? From my point of view it is the point over which there are different views of different people.The reason of an argument can be aythng it may be the ambiguity of the statement or its how one construes the statement.So arguments relates with the thinking of a person.The claim is saying that the best out of an argument comes when we try to convince someone with an opposing view point. Here the claim itself serves as an argument.One may agree or disagrree with the claim and its reason,but when one needs to defend or they need to convince other his/her/their own point of view or they need to convince others they will think upon it more.They would try to come up with the ideas which support their views.When the opposing views are stronger than their views they would try strengthen their argument.Like in this example of the claim in the question, To support the claim and its reason i had to do some brainstroming activities. My aim is to convice my view to you and the only way to do it was strengthening my argument.Thus in this course of strengthening the argument i had to go through both pros and cons of this statement and thus made me realize the value of an argument.Likewise,it holds true for any argument.the success of an argument lies in convincing others our view point Thus, when we see both the contrasting views and try to strengthen our argument side of the argument and thereby either we get convinced about their viewor they get convinced aboutour viewand thus the argument gets at its best when any one with the opposing view agrees with the oppsite view.
We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. Learning is continuous process and we learn from different source like books, people, environment. People with same kind of views have huge influence on our life. It is because of sense of belongness and comfort. So I agree with the author on this part. But we learn from our opponent, critics and adversaries as well which can not be ignored either. First, people having common views develop quickly sense of bonding and trust. Also they can interact and follow each other with ease. For example martin luthar king had same views about non violence as Mahatma Gandhi of India. So he learnt a lot from his biography and applied in his life. He developed a sense of bonding which made him follow Gandhi's views very easily.It even helps in bringing best out of you. We can keep ourselves updated with new information and innovation. Also, we are always surrounded by people with common interest. It is the way human psychology works. So we always notice them and debate, discuss and learn from them. Having such people around you gives you a lot of wide and deep knowledge about common things. For instance all of your friends love basketball like you, then you would be learning and knowing different techniques, stories and about events from your friends. Similarly, everyone can not be as equally good about all component of subjects. Like some of your friend would be good in micro economics while some would be good in macro economics. So having such people around helps in becoming expert in that domain. However, role of critics can not be neglected. They possess different way of looking, understand and visualizing anything from you. So they can bring some idea which was not visualized or thought through. Also, no view can fit well in all condition. Depending upon circumstances and condition one view will supersede other. For example, classical physics considered electron as particle and come up with many applications out of it. Whereas people who believed election is a wave came up with different sort of applications out of it. But we as a whole now understand duality of electron. So learning from contradictory view can not be ignored. In final note, it is true we can learn from equal minded people but to understand any thing as a whole we can not ignore the contradictory view.