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  • Motte and Bailey Fallacy

    Posted by Assistant Village Idiot on August 9th, 2018 (All posts by )

    Bsking over at Graph Paper Diaries sent me an interesting description of the Motte-and-Bailey Fallacy. We Christians have an unfortunate tendency to use it on each other too often, though we are hardly the only offenders. To me this suggests that it is not always a deception, but a sign of an emotional or experiential belief rather than a logical one.

     

    2 Responses to “Motte and Bailey Fallacy”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Bait-and-switch seems to be part of human nature. Like lying, it’s often the easy way.

    2. PenGun Says:

      The Motte-and-Bailey Fallacy. A philosophical mechanism.

      Philosophy: An elaborate method of hiding from the truth. ;)