Constructing Arguments 6

analyze Argument 6. What are the reasons and conclusion? Evaluate the truth of the reasons and the validity of the conclusion.

ARGUMENT 6 To fully believe in something, to truly understand something, one must be intimately acquainted with its opposite. One should not adopt a creed by default, because no alternative is known. Education should prepare students for the real world not by segregating them from evil but by urging full confrontation to test and modify the validity of the good.

Robert Baron, In Defense of Teaching Racism, Sexism, and Fascism

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