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Organizational structure for logical fallacies

Old T.
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
Post #: 529
Consider the organizational structure for fallacies by Dr. Bruce Thompson, a philosophy and logic instructor and reference librarian at Cuyamaca College in California:


"Classification of fallacies should be based on where the fallacy occurs."
(I question whether his classification "retroduction" is a valid logical form of reasoning, however.)

"Table of Fallacies"

"Index of Fallacies -- In Alphabetical Order"

I think his "Table of Fallacies" is particularly interesting.

I would be curious what others think of his organizational structure. Dr. Thompson does not appear to be aware of the fallacies Ayn Rand discovered. I would be interested in trying to integrate those into Dr. Thompson's table, and perhaps I will call them to his attention.

-- Todd

Edited to update changes in link addresses.
Old T.
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
Post #: 1,138
The above links are dead, but "Bruce Thompson's Fallacy Page" can now be found here:

Bruce Thompson's Fallacy Page
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