Thursday, November 17, 2011

Logic 101




The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person's actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position. This sort of "reasoning" has the following pattern:

  1. Person A has position X.
  2. Person B presents position Y (which is a distorted version of X).
  3. Person B attacks position Y.
  4. Therefore X is false/incorrect/flawed

*Copy-Paste Info
www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/straw-man.html - United States
http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/cardshowall.php?title=fallacies-ethical-argument-eng-112-ch-8