Tag: Mistaken Ideas

E14: Mistaken Ideas #3, Featuring the False Precision and Splitting Hairs Fallacies

This episode features the third installment of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series, a show about fallacies, their importance and their use. My guest today is my good friend and fellow philosopher, wizard and totem, Evgeni Klisarov. Today’s episode picks up from where we left off Episode 12, which featured the Fallacy of the Horns and the Red Herring fallacy, moving on to the False Precision and Splitting Hairs fallacies.

We introduce a new fallacies book, How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by Madsen Pirie. We site examples of both fallacies from this book. I share my own example of the Splitting Hairs fallacy, and Evgeni shares his example of the False Precision fallacy.

Additionally, Evgeni shares his ideas about the importance of learning fallacies, as well as his ideas about the psychological and unconscious motivations behind both intentional and unintentional fallacies. He also shares some advice for listeners on the best way to call out fallacies in conversation. There is definitely a co-host vibe going on, and I hope that Evgeni finds the time to join me again.

As usual I invite listeners to tweet examples of all fallacies discussed on the podcast to the Voices from the Dark twitter handle (@Voices_Dark) which I will read on the show. Get involved! I still need all the help I can get, so get in touch if you want to help produce. Enjoy!

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E12: Mistaken Ideas #2, Featuring the Fallacy of the Horns and Red Herring

This episode features the second installment of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series, a show about fallacies, their importance and their use. My guest today is myself, a self-proclaimed philosopher, wizard and totem. Today we pick up from where we left off on Episode 11.

I talk about the upcoming Voices from the Dark Dirty Dozen Party which I will announce here and on social media at a later date. You’re all invited, so stay tuned! I discuss the fallacy from the previous episode (Fallacy of the Horns), this episode’s fallacy (Red Herring) and a preview of next episode’s fallacy (Fake Precision).

I invite listeners to tweet examples of these fallacies to the Voices from the Dark twitter handle @Voices_Dark which I will read on the show. Get involved! I also give some updates about upcoming collaborations and changes to the show. And as usual, I need all the help I can get, so get in touch if you want to produce. Enjoy!

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E11: Mistaken Ideas #1, Introduction Featuring the Fallacy of the Horns

This episode features the first installment of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series, a series about fallacies, their importance and their use. My guest today is myself, a self-proclaimed philosopher, wizard and totem. We discuss the goals of the series, my favorite fallacy and even define some terms. Enjoy!

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