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04 November 2014 @ 06:12 am
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Motte and Bailey and the Weak Man Argument

Thanx to Slate Star Codex
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Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on November 4th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
The problem with the argument against "motte and bailey" is that, in the cases of it I'm familiar with, the people arguing "motte" and the people arguing "bailey" are different people.

The problem with the argument against the "weak man argument" is that it can be taken too far. I've actually seen gun control opponents say, "But what about all the guns that haven't shot anybody?"
browngirl on November 5th, 2014 06:49 am (UTC)
His site made for an hour of interesting reading. Thank you for the link.

Edited at 2014-11-05 06:49 am (UTC)