Eodnhoj7 wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 pm
This post will be extended over a period of time, from this specific post hence will maintain a progressive increase in definition while maintaining the basic axioms:
When observing the nature of Fallacies the problem occurs that the fallacy is subject to not just its own form and function but an inherent range of fallacies which both proceed/recede from it. The Fallacy is merely a Fallacy as they lead to truth statements.
There is one Fallacy: The Fallacy of Fallacy, where all fallacies either directly or indirectly negate themselves leaving the existing argument or logical discourse as self-evident and true in itself with the truth measured in grades of fullness respective from a focal point of relation. All fallacies are a negative boundary to an argument which observe positive boundaries of truth by observing where they are deficient.
The problem occurs in the respect that the fallacies inevitably negate themselves causing an inversion where they exist dually as foundations of truth with the negative aspects of the fallacies observing an inherent connection of certain axioms within the argument itself. Take the ad-hominum fallacy for example. It observes a fallacy where the argument is directed to the person rather than the argument, however it simultaneously necessitates that the argument comes from a person; hence to attack the argument is to attack the person.
Here is a very basic list:
The relativistic subjective angle inherent to all arguments makes them subject to the fallacy of the Ad-hominum, considering all arguments come from the subjective angle of the observer.
Equivocation has the problem in the respect equivocation is subject to equivocation as there are multiple definitions for it.
Strawman attacks a position the argument does not hold, but this is a problem of relation as all arguments contain inherent axioms not always observable to the position of the arguer yet are "non-observed" foundations. The strawman is a strawman as it prevents any in depth observation or exploration of the subject outside or inside the framework of the argument which determines the framework of the argument.
4) Red Herring
Red Herring is subject to Red Herring as this Fallacy as a statement of Fallacy diverts the argument.
5) Fallacy of Authority
The Fallacy of Authority is subject to the Fallacy of Authority in the respect this fallacy is an appeal to authority of the fallacy itself and the authorities who claim it as a fallacy.
6) The Fallacy of Circular Reasoning
The fallacy of Circular Reasoning is subject to the fallacy of circular reasoning in the respect that all circular reasoning is fallacious because it is circular.
7) No-True Scotsman Fallacy
The fallacy of the "No-True Scotsman" is in itself a "No-true scotsman" as it claims no degree of purity is available in an argument yet this is a pure argument.
Appeal to Ignorance
Appeal to ignorance is an appeal to ignorance as the fallacy appeals to the ignorance of a party in the respect those ignorant of the argument revert to it.
9) False Dilemma/False Dichotomy
False Dilemma/False Dichotomy is subject to its own nature as it is either a False Dilemma or a False Dichotomy in one respect, while respectively it is either a Fallacy or Not a Fallacy.
10) Slippery Slope (long causal chain leading to ridiculous outcomes)
The Slippery Slope is subject to its own nature as ridiculousness is subject to personal interpretation with inevitably calling all relativistic ally long causal chains ridiculous which in itself is redicious as "length" is a statement of relation.
11) Hasty Generalization (general statements without sufficient evidence to support them)
Hasty Generalization is subject to its own nature as this is a generalization arguing against generalities considering all generalities cannot necessitate sufficient evidence when evidence is a general term.
12) Tu Quo Que Fallacy (appeal to hypocrisy by diverting blame)
Tu Quo Que is subject to its own nature as it is a diversion of blame towards a fallacy.
13) Causal Fallacy (any logical breakdown/absense with identifying a Cause)
The Causal Fallacy is subject to its own nature as it requires a continuous chain of causes to identify it which eventually breakdown over time.
14) Post Hoc (something as cause because it came first)
Post Hoc is subject to its own nature as it is the first cause of contradiction on its own right.
15) Fallacy of Sunk Cost (continuing project because of sacrifices for it).
The Fallacy of Sunk Cost is subject to its own nature as this fallacy is subject to a problem of continuity where this fallacy and all other fallacies must continually be applied as a sacrifice for truth.
16) Appeal to Pity (argument for compassion)
Appeal to Pity is subject to its own nature as it is an appeal that emotion must be seperate from the argument which necessitates an emotional stance of objectivity where a form of ruthlessness is involved.
17) The Bandwagon Fallacy
The Bandwagon Fallacy is subject to its own nature as the fallacy is determined by a group opinion.