Thursday, February 16, 2017

Article: How to ERASE Logical Fallacies by Kenneth Samples

Philosopher Kenneth Samples contends that "[a]n essential skill to develop...is how to understand, evaluate, and present a logical argument" and I could not agree with him more!

In Samples' latest article, he explains what makes an argument successful, common logical fallacies to watch our for and offers "a logical checklist to follow that will help you avoid or erase the most common and dangerous fallacies" when evaluating or crafting arguments.

The latter is offered in the form of the acronym E-R-A-S-E and is as follows:


E- Premises should solidly Establish the conclusion.

R- Premises should be Relevant to the conclusion.

A- Premises should provide Adequate support for the conclusion.

S- Premises should provide Simple support for the conclusion.

E- Premises that support the conclusion carefully weigh the Equivalence of comparisons.

This is a must read article for anyone who values quality arguments!  You can check it out here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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