Argumentation

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 345–352

Two Forms of the Straw Man

Authors

    • Department of PhilosophyVanderbilt University
  • Scott F. Aikin
    • Department of PhilosophyVanderbilt University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10503-006-9017-8

Cite this article as:
Talisse, R. & Aikin, S.F. Argumentation (2006) 20: 345. doi:10.1007/s10503-006-9017-8

Abstract

The authors identify and offer an analysis of a new form of the Straw Man fallacy, and then explore the implications of the prevalence of this fallacy for contemporary political discourse.

Keywords

argumentationdialecticfallaciespolitical discoursestraw man fallacy

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