, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 345–352 | Cite as

Two Forms of the Straw Man

  • Robert TalisseEmail author
  • Scott F. Aikin


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.


argumentation dialectic fallacies political discourse straw man fallacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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