Logic

More On Tyranny Of The Offended

Recently, I wrote about the flag and symbol debacle going on in the USA and called it “Tyranny Of The Offended.” Of course, the USA is not alone in this sort of tyranny – even in Canada, the Upper Canadian Law Society is getting involved (you’d think they would know better, lawyers and all.. supposedly

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Tyranny Of The Offended

I keep watching what is happening in our land of America right now, and am amazed at how insane people can be. Insane thinking is ubiquitous, it seems. I think it is our horrible education system which often claims to teach children to think, but more often than not, instead of learning critical thinking skills,

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Ad Hominem Fallacy

In many online discussions and debates, I read frequent examples of ad hominem or also known as argumentum ad hominem.  This type of fallacy is meant to attack the character of a person instead of pointing out errors in their argument or premise. Often, people will use this type of fallacy when it comes to linking

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Tips for Extracting the Argument from any Discourse

Most arguments you’ll deal with — outside of a logic textbook — will not be nicely formatted into clearly marked premises and conclusions. In normal writing and dialogue, premises are not always presented in the most logical order, some premises are implied and not stated at all, and some are lumped together in such a

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