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: Appeal to Authority | Ad Verecundiam

By Donald Sanchez, Introduction Fallacies of Weak Induction are logical fallacies that occur when the premises of an argument provide a weak support for the stated conclusion. In this type of fallacy, it is not necessarily the case that the premises are logically irrelevant to the conclusion, but rather the relationship between the premises and […]

Logical Fallacies 101: Fallacy of Composition

By Dr. Doug Potter,  I have been a football fan since I was five years old. Way before fantasy football, I can remember thinking that if I had my own football team, I would just pick the best players in the league in each position to have on my team. “How could my team ever […]

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. […]

Logical Fallacies 101: Equivocation- Who’s Equivocating?

If you are wondering why we are doing a logic series, I would recommend reading our introduction article “4 Ways Logic Can Improve Your Quality of Life.” If you have already read that article, or you intuitively recognize the need for clear thinking, then continue reading. Introduction: How Can Knowing Logical Fallacies Help? Logical fallacies […]

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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 […]