Strawman Arguments

Adrian Eaton
Share The Wealth
Published in
2 min readFeb 10, 2024

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It’s much easier to attack a made-up caricature of the enemy rather than taking the time to truly understand the nuance of their position.

Strawman arguments are when somebody intentionally misrepresents a position so it’s easier to argue against.

People can avoid any cognitive dissonance by avoiding the critical examination of the other side — and instead use a strawman simplification to support their…

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