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The Sly Way to Commit a Straw Man Fallacy

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Sunstone, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Willamena

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    Because the participants are discussing definitions.
     
  2. Sunstone

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    Thanks! That helps me to understand how people see these things.
     
  3. Woberts

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    Great, now I'm imaging someone sneakily posting pictures of scarecrows! :mad:
     
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  4. Sunstone

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    Just so long as they're not nude scarecrows, Woberts. Nude scarecrows are immoral scarecrows. Think of the children!
     
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    I do not see this as straw man argument.
     
  6. Sunstone

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    Everyone has their own opinion. What do you base yours on?
     
  7. Revoltingest

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    You asked (sort of).
    The internet delivers.
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  8. Sunstone

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    Oh gods! Now you've done it, Rev. I need a cold shower.
     
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    And would be a violation of the TOS here. Those pictures would need to be posted in The Eros Room.
     
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  10. atanu

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    Okay. Below is the original example.


    In this case the first person has not argued anything at all.
     
  11. Sunstone

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    What's your reasoning for saying that?
     
  12. atanu

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    Okay. I see your point. The first person has first defined god in a certain way, and then has argued that money can be god to some.

    The second person has first not agreed to the definition and then has refuted the argument that money can be god to some. The refutation in this case is wrong.

    But does make it sly? May be.:)
     
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  13. Sunstone

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    Thanks! I think that makes you one of the few people who really "gets" the OP. I appreciate that you took a real look at it. :)

    Probably not. My thread title seems to be a bit of clickbait. :D
     
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