, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 87–105 | Cite as

Straw Men, Weak Men, and Hollow Men

  • Scott F. AikinEmail author
  • John Casey


Three forms of the straw man fallacy are posed: the straw, weak, and hollow man. Additionally, there can be non-fallacious cases of any of these species of straw man arguments.


Straw man Weak man Fallacy theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA

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