My teacher gives what he calls "binary exams" where student either gets 100 or get 0. He said that this is consistent with his belief in absolute truth (like some sort of "platonic ideal") in that a student either knows the truth or he does not. Usually the class ends up with around 30% students getting 0 on an exam (there are 3 such exams) so that the course average at the end is on par with university grading guideline. Intuitively, I think that he is being sophist about his cruelty and hatred against students (the only way to get A is to nail all 3 exams, one miss B+, and fail otherwise). Am I right? Does his justification have any legitimacy philosophically? Are there any holes in his argument?
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