Monday, June 05, 2006

Why evaluate logic

if the presence of a fallacy has no bearing on the truth of the words themselves?
Because when I look at logic, I'm not trying to verify the statements, I'm trying to understand what the argument, or lack thereof, discloses or indicates about the intent of the speaker or writer. A statement may be fallacious but factual, but the fallacious presentation acts often toward the end of manipulating the reader to produce the comfortable and unreasoning state of belief.

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