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91 documents for straw man fallacy example
  • Unlike the straw man fallacy, in which the debater needs to mischaracterize their opponent's position, the tin man fallacy allows the debater to build a sturdy-looking, if hollow, general facsimile of their opponent's position ("You are against state mandated universal health care?"), but not give him a heart ("Then you don't care about poor people who don't have access to affordable, quality insurance, or people with pre-existing conditions!! You heartless monster! WHY DO YOU HATE THE POOR?!" Heard that one before?) The frightening part of this fallacy is that its wielder usually thinks exitus acta probat. 6 Availability Cascade: Something big and bloody happens on the news (or goes viral), so the arguer implies or concludes that it's a widespread occurrence. While many libertarians a...

    ...Example: A mass shooting has occurred, which points to an ...

  • We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy's side of the front is always propaganda, and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and a crusade for peace. - Walter Lippman, a founding editor of the New Republic

    ...This can be done by creating a "straw man fallacy," or misstating your opponent's ion. For example, in a premises liability case, defense counsel ...

  • ... not involve classification by race - for example, by according a contracting preference to small ... is what Richmond seeks is a classic straw-man argument. But the majority's trivialization ... MARSHALL convincingly discloses the fallacy and the shallowness of that approach. History is ...

  • When zealously advocating a client's position, the lawyer's ultimate goal is winning. To win, however, the lawyer must convince a judge or jury to accept the lawyer's (and reject opposing counsel's) position. The best type of advocate accomplishes this goal using various rhetorical techniques, attempting to manage other people's perceptions of such things as the facts, the lawyer's own theory of the case, the credibility of eyewitness testimony, the weaknesses of opposing counsel's claims, and the praiseworthiness of the lawyer's own client. By design, people have an adversary system. Roberto Aron and his colleagues characterize litigation quite deftly. When lawyers do battle in the courtroom, whichever warrior wages war while wisely wielding wittier words without waning will win. Thus,...

    ...A. Fallacy of Irrelevant Thesis and Bounded Awareness 349. ...E. Poisoning the Well, the Straw Man, and Cognitive Dissonance 357. V. CONCLUSION ...An example helps to illustrate what I mean. After a man dies ...

  • It's related to "Straw Man," insofar as the person committing the fallacy now attacks the bad misreading (i.e. straw version) of the opponent's argument rather than the actual argument. But it seems that "" occurs before "Straw Man." Moreover, even if "" is a subspecies of "Straw Man" it's specific enough to deserve its own name.

    ...In both examples above, the second party is misreading the first's ...

  • ... of HCSMs, enacted in 2008, is a typical example: . [a]s used in this chapter, "health care ... first briar patch features the logical fallacy of equivocation, which occurs when one reasons, ... knocks out the Reinhold majority's apparent straw man member that "relies" on other member's ...

  • ...) Another commenter holds that the "great fallacy of laissez-faire" is that "markets come first and ... beings of widely different cultures--for example, between American Indians and Western explorers ...It might be said that I am putting up a straw man; the assertion that states create markets is ...

  • ... rated." (42) After describing several examples of the offenders' castration anxieties, as ... psychologists for exactly the same fallacy: "Although the psycho rapist, whatever his family ...Craig T. Palmer & Randy Thornhill, Straw Men and Fairy Tales. Evaluating Reactions to A ...

  • ... could entitle the plaintiff to relief (the straw man that Twombly purported to strike down). ... for patent infringement, using the example of electric motors, deems it sufficient to .... (149.) To illustrate the fallacy of making "implausibility" a basis for ...

  • ...For example, 0.3 percent of women and 1 percent of African ... of less hazardous cigarettes is a straw man fallacy. The U.S. and global tobacco markets ...

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