Compare and Contrast
As any of us who have ever been in school know, “compare and contrast” is a typical way of coming to grips with a wide variety of subjects. It is both a learning tool and a tool used to measure what one has learned. We may have written or read essays in which two philosophers or philosophies are compared and contrasted. Or two musical styles or two historical figures. How are these similar, and how are they different, and what do those similarities and differences tell us?