Argumentation

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

Two Forms of the Straw Man

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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

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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