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Tag: Logic
  • The Supremacy of Logos

    It’s tempting when debating those with statist ideologies to just throw your hands in the air and shout, “Well how would you feel if someone wanted to tell you how to live your life?” It’s tempting, but dangerous. Why? Because emotions are not logical, i.e., they are not argumentative primaries. When responding that way, you play …

  • Compare and Contrast Critiques

    There are a few very useful tools that make certain people stop and think.  I don’t want to call them “bad” people, but that’s how I think of them.  Usually, they aren’t really bad; it’s just that they put more effort into avoiding the truth when they’re wrong about it than into actually figuring out …

  • Logic vs. Government

    My latest column at the Daily Caller analyzes the logical fallacies contained in base progressive thought, using Jon Stewart‘s recent critique of libertarians as a perfect example of an illogical progressive argument, and then applies this analysis to the recent healthcare bill. …An analysis of the history of government reveals that even government actions with good …

  • Does government really keep us safe?

    This past semester I took a course in logic, which included a very extensive discussion of a little over 15 major logical fallacies, such as the straw man argument or argument ad verecundiam, or appeal to false authority.  By the end of the semester, my roommate – who was also in the class – and …