6 votes The Harry Potter fallacy Posted July 29, 2022 by lou Tags: philosophy, logic, books, reviews, discourse, debate, scott aikin, john casey, fallacies.logical, author.mary leng https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/straw-man-arguments-scott-aikin-john-casey-book-review-mary-leng/ Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Title A threat to democratic political debate 2 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK psi July 29, 2022 Link Related web comic: The Adventures of Fallacy Man (Existential Comics). Related web comic: The Adventures of Fallacy Man (Existential Comics). 3 votes lou (OP) July 29, 2022 Link Archived. The “discursive hygiene” picture of fallacy theory sees fallacies as mistakes that a good arguer will avoid. Indeed, armed with a new toolbox of Latin names for fallacies, eager students all too often delight in spotting fallacies in the wild, shouting out their Latin names (ad hominem!; secundum quid!) as if they were magic spells. This is what Scott Aikin and John Casey, in their delightful book Straw Man Arguments, call the Harry Potter fallacy: the “troublesome practice of invoking fallacy names in place of substantive discussion”. Archived. 2 votes
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