Other logical fallacies to consider are circuitous reasoning (or begging the question), which is exemplified by an argument that assumes what it intends to prove; red herring, which distracts attention from the genuine issue of the argument; straw man, which creates a false argument to distort the actual argument
, and then deflates the false argument; and ad hominem, which occurs when the advocate criticizes his or her opponent personally.
This has given birth to some truly infuriating statements such as ' Is mulk ka kuch nahe ho sakta' and 'Democracy nay hamay deya kya hai' but when you are to actually ask a follow up question that made people come to this conclusion, they often can't back it up with any actual argument
I'm all for a hearty political debate, but it would be nice to have had a writer who had an actual argument
about the topic and didn't just resort to name-calling.
One weakness of SlutWalk are the lengthy and dragging first chapters that usefully contextualize SlutWalk but leave readers waiting for the actual argument
So you then get to the actual argument
, which is 'what is the biggest risk?' "Is the biggest risk divorcing ourselves politically and running our own affairs, or is it a bigger risk to be in a club which makes rules and regulations over which we have no influence and no veto?" He said he had been astonished to read reports that Turkey was to be fast-tracked into membership of the EU: "It would be insanity - opening the door to 75 million people, who are even poorer than what we saw from Romania and Bulgaria, 95% of whom live in Asia not Europe, and with cultural differences and other problems like that which are huge.
Skeptics may find the actual argument
presented in The Shamanic Odyssey less convincing that the basic thesis that the Odyssey and Tolkien's writings are replete with shamanistic motifs and events.
15) fails to explain Piketty's actual argument
, and focuses on a list of flaws.
If there is any doubt about the incoherence of his position, Gray dispels it on the rare moments where he suggests anything close to an actual argument
My point as an argumentative descriptivist is that understanding arguments and, yes, assessing and appraising them, needs to go beyond deductive correctness and include both actual argument
standards applied by real people and argument assessment related to the forms of argument used.
Brennan can be taken as mere dictum, his actual argument
is subtle, well informed, and commanding of respectful attention.
Johnson cares to embrace the requirements of objectivity and to make an actual argument
against Rand's ethical theory, I will read it with interest.