Building strong arguments for ideas you disagree with

An “iron man” contention is something contrary to a “straw man” contention. Rather than exhibiting somebody’s contention in its weakest structure, we should intend to introduce somebody’s contention in its most grounded structure. 

To do this, we need to initially accept the best of individuals. Rather than getting over somebody’s contention and thinking the individual is innately “inept,” “malicious,” or “useless,” we ought to accept the best, and assume the best about the individual that they are generally “shrewd,” “benevolent,” and “rational.” 

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