Strawman vs reductio ad absurdum

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Strawman vs reductio ad absurdum

Post by chaggle » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:26 am

The argument goes...
So you - 'remoaner' - are saying that one of the principal raisons d'etre of the EU is to promote peace in Europe.

Do you seriously think that if we leave the EU we'll see German bombers over London or frigates blockading Cadiz?
Strawman for sure but does it fit reductio ad absurdum as well?
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Re: Strawman vs reductio ad absurdum

Post by Tony.Williams » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:59 am

A silly example.

What we might see is Spain taking over Gibraltar. Probably not using troops - much more effective just to send thousands and thousands of unarmed women flooding into the territory and occupying the place.

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Re: Strawman vs reductio ad absurdum

Post by Matt » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:01 pm

chaggle wrote:The argument goes...
So you - 'remoaner' - are saying that one of the principal raisons d'etre of the EU is to promote peace in Europe.

Do you seriously think that if we leave the EU we'll see German bombers over London or frigates blockading Cadiz?
Strawman for sure but does it fit reductio ad absurdum as well?
reductio ad absurdum isn't a logical fallacy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_absurdum

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Re: Strawman vs reductio ad absurdum

Post by chaggle » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:52 am

Tony.Williams wrote:A silly example.
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Totally absurd but such is the current state of things that I've been hearing it or a variant once a week for the last year.
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Re: Strawman vs reductio ad absurdum

Post by chaggle » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:28 am

Matt wrote:
chaggle wrote:The argument goes...
So you - 'remoaner' - are saying that one of the principal raisons d'etre of the EU is to promote peace in Europe.

Do you seriously think that if we leave the EU we'll see German bombers over London or frigates blockading Cadiz?
Strawman for sure but does it fit reductio ad absurdum as well?
reductio ad absurdum isn't a logical fallacy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_absurdum
Yup - got it now. :thumb:
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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