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Fallacies Furthered

At this meetup we'll further the discussion of fallacies. Two questions we'll address are:

1) Is the difference between good and bad reasoning continuous or discrete?

2) Besides looking for patterns among traditional fallacies or syllogisms, how can we judge whether any instance of reasoning is good or bad?

Here's the past readings on fallacies. No new readings this week.

Fallacies in General:

Ad Hominem:


Straw Man: The Subjectivist/Relativist Fallacy:

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  • jim

    The topics and discussions are perfect avenues to express my vast understanding of everything! Just joking. I am looking forward to attend meetings!

    May 21, 2014

  • Becky

    Thought I was going to be able to make it , but have family function that is going to happen same time of day now. I'll try to catch you on the next one.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the beach in Pacifica very close to 4 BART stations if people feel like hauling it over to Pacifica some day. I have often thought that it would be a nice place to have a great discussion surrounded by the ocean and beautiful scenery- there are plenty of picnic tables and such . Tomorrow's no good though because the beach is an absolute rat race on Easter ( also I haven't had time to clean my place "for company" in case anyone needed to come inside.... ) Just throwing it out there for the future though. I'm certainly game to meet outside in the city at any point if that's what the group decides.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perhaps the group should should have an outside meeting this time! For example, the The Sisters' Easter thing (with "Hunky Jesus" and "Foxy Mary" contests") in GG Park at Hellman Hollow. What could be better than philosophising within nature surrounded by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on fucking 4/20! It's the HIGH Holy Day, bitches! haha!

    April 19, 2014

  • Hillary L.

    Hi. Is there any prereading?

    April 16, 2014

  • elsa

    where is it?

    April 16, 2014

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