Daily Archives: March 22, 2012


“And when students include counter-arguments in their essays, when they consider seriously opinions, facts, or values that contradict their own, they practice the most radical and potentially transformative behavior of all; they sacrifice the consolations of certainty and expose themselves to the doubts and contradictions that adhere to every worthwhile question. In learning to listen to others, students practice the virtues of tolerance and generosity.”

–John Duffy. “Virtuous Arguments.” Inside Higher Ed. March 16, 2012. Web.