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← Two equally bad fallacies

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People generally speaking want edification, or a battle of wits, or a pleasant distraction, or a means to earn a living. They don't, generally speaking, want truth at all. All human history proves this brute fact. Thus every kind of fallacy and sophistry will come to the aid of the advocate. Fallacies, generally speaking, are not innocent errors of reasoning, they are deliberate tools of persuasion.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:31:15 UTC | #913252