The Fallacy Fork: Why It’s Time to Get Rid of Fallacy Theory

Posted 18 June 2017

Why do people believe weird things? Why is there so much irrationality in the world? Here’s a standard answer from the sceptic’s playbook: fallacies. Fallacies are certain types of arguments that are common, attractive, persistent, and dead wrong. Because people keep committing fallacies, so the story goes, they end up believing all sorts of weird things.

An interesting point of view, arguing why fallacies should be considered more complex than at a superficial level, and often may not be fallacies.

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