Fighting Fallacies | Equivocation 

We continue our series with another informal fallacy: equivocation. Equivocation is a fallacy of language, it’s informal because it isn’t a mistake in the logical form of an argument, rather it has to do with the language used in the argument. Unlike some of the other fallacies we’ve covered, this one is fairly simple. Philosopher,... Continue Reading →

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Fighting Fallacies | Bulverism and Other ad hominems 

We’ve looked at the Abusive ad hominem fallacy already in an earlier post, but there are plenty of close relatives in the ad hominem family that need further explanation. You’ll remember that an ad hominem fallacy is an informal fallacy because it has to do with the language of the argument and not with the... Continue Reading →

Fighting Fallacies | The Straw Man 

"That's a straw man!" We hear this phrase tossed around all the time and it's gotta be the most common fallacy out there, but what is the Straw Man Fallacy? In order to define this specific fallacy we first need to understand a few key terms like logic, reason, argument, and of course, we need... Continue Reading →

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