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The Art of Controversy - Schopenhauer
Machiavelli for arguments, illustrated here by someone with a keen knowledge of internet memes.
trolling  controversy  schopenhauer  philosophy  argument  logic  fallacy 
march 2012 by pw201
Fallacies on fallacies : Evolving Thoughts
"Appeal to authority is not fallacious, so long as the authority cited is relevant and reliable. A principle known as the division of cognitive labor (I think due to Hilary Putnam) suggests that we literally must rely on authorities in the absence of time, resources and cognitive capacities to rerun all experiments and observations since the beginnings of science and history."
logic  fallacy  appeal  authority  putnam  philosophy  rationality 
february 2010 by pw201
The ad hominem fallacy fallacy
What is, and is not, an ad hominem argument (for example, insults aren't, unless they're part of an argument).
logic  philosophy  argument  language  fallacy  writing  debate  ad-hominem 
november 2009 by pw201

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