Straw man

souscayrous souscayrous at wanadoo.fr
Mon Dec 10 07:43:47 EST 2001


Here's a pertinent example for pc taken from the Oxford Companion to
philosophy;

Against someone who has taken a 'green' position, an opponent might
construct a 'straw man fallacy' by suggesting that she, in wanting to make
the earth into a natural place like it was hundreds of years ago, would
require the elimination of industrial production.

-----Original Message-----
From: Claude Genest [mailto:genest at together.net]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 2:18 AM
To: permaculture
Subject: Straw man

I don't know what a straw-mam is, can someone tell me please ?


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