Philosophy

Fallacy, fallacies, bad arguments

Rapid Fire Fallacy Collection: Part One

"I thought back to the recent installment on the faction wars argument and realized that I should collect some of them together and get through the pile in a single swoop. So, for this installment of Bad Arguments, I present to you a small collection of simply countered arguments that are far too common yet seem to continue to be used without reproach. Hopefully, that will end here."
dogmatism

No, We Aren’t Immune to Dogmatism

"The issue of dogmatism is one that we firmly believe is at play in the current political climate, but rarely do we bother to shift that mirror towards ourselves to see if we too are not guilty."
ben shapiro, andrew neil, politics live, bbc

Ben Shapiro DESTROYED by BBC?

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McNukes

Tactical McNukes Are Not For Sale

"Yes, I’m talking about recreational nukes, or McNukes they’ve come to be called."
Ideology

The Problem of Ideology

"If we're not careful, ideology can seduce us into complacency. We become blindly obedient and no longer wish to spring forth from it."
intellectuals

On the Wisdom of Left-Wing Intellectuals

"As perceptive as much of the intellectual’s criticism frequently is, it is made from a highly idealistic and passionately ideological position."
Nazism

Nazism Was Socialism

"Socialism can only reach its stated goals through evolving into totalitarianism. It will look drastically different than what the goodwill socialist envisions. It will be closed-minded and nationalistic."
Democracy

The Myth of Democracy

"The manipulation and slanted use of the term allows for the masses to think that they have some sort of say in the process. However, the idea of American democracy is just as much myth as the idea that Denmark is socialist."
fair share

What Is Your Fair Share?

"When it comes to calculating our fair share, we would need surely to assess the benefits of how society is arranged and the ways we inherit and gain from the aspects that fall to our favor, no? Frankly, no."
education

The Problem With Cutting Education

"The push to make cuts to the government is something I can fully support, but to do so before freeing up the market to take on what the government shouldn’t have been involved in in the first place is to put the cart before the horse."

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