Society & Culture:Philosophy
E25: A Fetish of Fallacies - Are All Fallacies Created Equal?
“Live” but “not live”, that’s what The Dawdler’s Philosophy Podcast is. “Live” in that it is generally unscripted where we tend to not know exactly what the other host will say. And “not live” in that you can’t listen to it as it is unfolding for the first time. We’re fine with this; obviously, or we would change it. But it does require some preparation in order to pull it off in as constructive a way as possible.
This episode, the Dawdler’s ask: are all fallacies created equal? Well, hard to say if we learned about possible answers to that question as much as we did about ourselves. We meander through confidence illusionists, Ryan’s issues with fallacy call-out culture, ad hominem “focus shifting” in fallacy claims, Harland’s appeal to “don’t hate the player, hate the game” counterpoint to Ryan, the fallacy fallacy, and much, much less. Anyway, by the end Ryan shuts down and Harland won’t shut up.
We’ll laugh about this later, right?
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