, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 87–105

Straw Men, Weak Men, and Hollow Men


DOI: 10.1007/s10503-010-9199-y

Cite this article as:
Aikin, S.F. & Casey, J. Argumentation (2011) 25: 87. doi:10.1007/s10503-010-9199-y


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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