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What type of argument is this? Topic: Conclusion to an argument essay
June 25, 2019 / By Ascelina
Question: When you argue for one side in an essay, but in the conclusion or near the end, you reveal you were clearly for the other side of the argument?
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Zefania Zefania | 6 days ago
It depends. If you take someone's position at face value and follow it all the way to its logical end, and prove right at the last moment that the only conclusion they can draw is absurd, you've argued in a way that's called 'reductio ad absurdum' -- you've reduced their argument to an absurdity -- and thereby shown that the opposite of their conclusion must be true. So you've argued 'for the other side', so to speak. In some sense, this well-established method of argument can be called "arguing for one side until the end where you reveal that the opposite is (or must be) true". But ideally, you should state from the outset that that is what you are doing. It's not a bad thing to do, either, if it's done well.
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