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The Skeptical Essayist: Conflicting Views

The Great Courses (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2016.

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General Note:
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Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jennifer Cognard-Black
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016.
Summary, etc.:
Many essayists find themselves doing an about-face as they write, sometimes because they may not have fully researched or thought through an idea before making claims about it. Essays that present conflicting views are not uncommon; Socrates would commonly switch sides in order to test all parts of an argument, and many others have followed his example. Learn how writing essays that provide both sides of an argument, even if you completely support one side and oppose the other, can help you to develop an elasticity of mind, expand your essaýs range of ideas, and add to your ethos or credibility.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Literature.
Genre: Education films.

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