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I want a 6

July 27th, 2016

In spite of the fact that nowadays knowledge of different fields has divided so much that one easily gets too frustrated by his own major to step into another one, the cross-link among disciplines are more intensive than ever. There is no denying that an expert of one field is capable of giving constructive judgment of works in that field. Yet opinions from outside can sometimes generate unexpected inspirations and even bring about revolutionary changes to the whole field. Nonetheless, significance of such opinions differs in various disciplines.

I want a 6

July 27th, 2016

The speaker contends that the concept of "individual responsibility" is merely a necessary fiction, and extends the statement to a twofold issue. The first part of issue claims that any society must hold individuals accountable for their own actions, which I strongly agree with. I don't think the speaker's second prong that people's behavior is largely determined by forces not of their own making makes sense.

learn from people whose views we share or contradict?

July 27th, 2016

It is a rather frequently debated topic whether we learn more from people whose views we share or more from those who hold contrary opinions. For me, I partly agree with the argument that we can learn from those who share the same opinions with us. In general case, however, we definitely learn much more from discourse and debate with those whose ideas we oppose than from people whose ideas are in accord with our own.

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