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The construction, deconstruction and presentation of arguments for a position;

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This is a tu quoque, or appeal to hypocrisy, a special case of an ad hominem fallacy. The behaviour and moral character of P1 is irrelevant to the truth of the statement "B1 is morally wrong". And if …
answered Mar 26 by Adam Sharpe
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I hope I've understood your question. I think it's worth noting that often, in the context of an argument, a question is meant to be another way of phrasing an objection. For example, suppose I say "H …
answered Mar 20 by Adam Sharpe
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Philosophical theories are more like scientific theories than mathematical theories, in that they have empirical content. As such, there aren't any (universally agreed upon) "first principles" that mu …
answered Jul 15 by Adam Sharpe