November 5, 2015

Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies

Plato (left) and Arisotle
It is a tragedy that post modern academia is almost completely bereft of the classic trivium studies of grammar, logic and rhetoric. Regarding logic, I draw your attention to a website for the logically impaired. Not logic by way of common sense, but logic in terms of argumentation, reasoning and critical thinking. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies is an introduction to the most popular logical fallacies in use today. From the site:
A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.  
The page features 24 logical fallacies. The information presented is available in a number of formats from PDF to poster. If you are interested in an excellent volume presenting the trivium may I suggest The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph.

1 comment :

lexie robinson said...

I bet Saint Basil the Great is excited over this lol