counterargument : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  an argument offered in opposition to another argument

  • But when framed with an explicit counterargument, the idea receives a more tepid response.
  • Don't look for a pattern; by the time you find it, you will find a counterargument wrapped around it.
  • Lars pursues the counterargument--that most of us are defined by our past; we are where we've been.
News & Articles

  • Stories from Around the Web (Week Ending June 21, 2013)
    A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review . How Junk Food Can End Obesity An interesting take on how science is engineering healthy junk food—and a counterargument to the glorification of natural foods laden with fat and salt—in The Atlantic ’s cover story by David H. Freedman. —David Rotman, editor
    June 21, 2013 - Technology Review

  • Kevin Kiley in Seattle Times
    The counterargument to that, which I concurred with,Kiley said, "was that this is a medical textbook that could save lives."
  • Mark McKinney in Globe and Mail
    There's a rhythm to his dialogue you can't teach in any course,McKinney says. "He told me that as a child he used to love the sound of people arguing. The rhythm of argument and counterargument just got into his skin. When you listen to...
  • Lewis Lapham in Indianapolis Star
    It is the idea that greed is good, to be admired -- the worship of mammon,Lapham said. "There's been no counterargument really in the last 30 years."

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