instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On the other hand

For the most part, people assert stupid or foolish things because they're stupid or foolish, not in order to be stupid or foolish. The proper response, then, is to address the stupidity or foolishness that gave rise to the assertion. Merely addressing the stupidity or foolishness of the assertion itself won't help the asserter.