What the fallacy of accident is and why it needs to be stopped!

Matt Sharpe
Aug 18 · 9 min read
As one leaf is red, so … what? (Image: cerebralistic.com)

On the value of being able to spot bad arguments

One of the pedagogical functions of a philosophical education, arguably from as early as Socrates, has been to learn how to spot and (as we say) “call” bad arguments. Sophisms are what Stephen Colbert might call “truthy” arguments. They seem true, when you don’t look too…