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... argument later with a different position as the result of having the previous argument.

When I argue, I normally argue to see how much weight a particular position will bear ... not backing it to the full in the course of an argument is testing the limits of how far I was willing to go in support of the position rather than testing how strong the position itself is.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Dec 4th, 2008 at 02:44:31 PM EST
excellent insight, bruce!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Dec 4th, 2008 at 10:24:28 PM EST
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