Logical Fallacies 101: Ad Baculum

“Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect.” “Yes, it is. But it is politically correct.” So begins an essay by Angelo M. Codevilla, Professor Emeritus at Boston University, on the notion of political correctness. In his essay, Codevilla explains how this notion began as something of a running joke among 1930s Communists. Political Correctness was a […]

Logical Fallacies 101: “Straw Man”

Strawmen, scarecrows, and mannequins all have one thing in common: they are, by nature, flimsy objects that are easy to knock down. In the context of logical fallacies, a “straw man” argument is an argument that is framed in such a way that it is easy to “knock down” or dismantle. How many times have […]

The Logical Fallacy of Amphiboly and the Art of Ambiguity

Preliminary Comments Before we continue in the series, it was brought to my attention that there may be some benefit to the readers being exposed to the underlying metaphysics and epistemology upon which an Aristotelian logic is built. Without a doubt, exposure to metaphysical and epistemological realism will make you a better thinker and communicator. […]

4 Ways that Logic Improves Your Quality of Life.

Logic Series 2017

In 2017 Southern Evangelical Seminary, will be using its blog to equip those on social media with training on the logical fallacies. It is no secret that Logic is no longer a required part of our education system. Regardless of affiliation, it seems that a large portion of our academic institutions do not encourage their […]