Logic

#FallacyFriday: Kritik

  Kritik is a the German word for “critique”. A kritik is an a priori (Latin, meaning “from the earlier”) argument, or an argument that must be address by both sides before either can advance the broader discussion. In short, a kritik attacks the foundational premise of a debate as being fundamentally flawed. A couple(…)

Fallacy Friday: Equivocation

Fallacy Friday: Equivocation

Today I want to look at a logical fallacy that is employed quite regularly in pop culture on numerous levels. Equivocation refers to confusion based upon a word that has more than one possible meaning. The figure of speech knows as a “double entendre” is a great example of equivocation. Essentially, equivocation occurs when an(…)