Started by LausTibiChriste, September 26, 2023, 02:42:58 PM
Quote from: LausTibiChriste on September 26, 2023, 02:42:58 PMI put this here because it seems more philosophical in nature and I didn't know where else to put it. I was talking to a friend today and we were discussing logical fallacies and it kind of got me thinking: at what point does a logical fallacy turn from a real thing to almost a fallacy itself, or does it ever?To whit: If some neo-Nazi rejects every shred of evidence against Naziism, EVEN if they're first-hand documents, just because they were presented by a Jew - that's a genetic fallacy. But if you have a prostitute tell you fornicating is wrong - I know she's right, but at the same time - well, I'm not taking that advice from her - I think you get the idea. The other one that bothers me is the "No True Scotsman" - seems like any time someone screws up you could pull that card out of the bag. This may be a basic question but I'm curious where or how to assess where to draw the line with some of these things.