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Travis Tokarek

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Is it wrong to sympathetically represent the viewpoints of others?

I am taking a class that is introducing us to the art of critical thinking. One of the elements to the method of critical thinking is "Fairness". When weighting a thought for its fairness, is it wrong to weight something more heavily based on sympathy? I feel that sympathy is important in our development of mankind, however, I believe that sympathy can be dangerous when making decisions. What is the difference between understanding another viewpoint and sympathizing a group that holds that viewpoint?

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