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One way to approach the question of what argument styles have only recently been labeled fallacies is to list those that are not recent. As a base-line there are 13 fallacies that can be traced to Aristotle's Sophistical Refutations. Hans Hansen lists the fallacies recorded by Aristotle: equivocation, amphiboly, combination of words, division of words, ...


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Here is the question: What are those definitions of good/bad? Where to find them? How are they built, how did they evolve? How are they reasoned? This answer will only consider a specific Judeo-Christian perspective of good and bad. Admittedly there may be other, even other Judeo-Christian perspectives, but it offers perhaps a different way of looking at ...


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People claim uselessness for various things. Mathematics could be useless. Art could be useless. The hairdressing skill could be useless if you are not a hairdresser. Just show them philosophy is required or preferred for some jobs. But teaching someone philosophy would be a different thing. Many people could develop their own philosophy if they had to deal ...


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Useful Is The Wrong Word I don't know about "useful" since the meaning of that word is way too broad to allow for much clarification. Philosophy has definitely had a major cultural influence in the western world, though, especially in both the academic and general cultural environments. It is this. We now live in a society and culture where a basic ...


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