FW: [thewire] Wire politics
On 1/9/04 2:07 PM, "Jim Flannery" <newgrange@...> wrote:
> I prefer to think of it as "bad faith" (except for those cases where
> "lack of reading readiness" would be more appropriate). Reductio ad
> absurdum generally involves stipulating the opponent's argument and
> extending it to absurd lengths, not stripping away all the content of
> the opponent's argument and arguing against a mischaracterization of
> it. I think that goes by the name "strawman", actually.
Good point. I had the wrong fallacy. Thanks.