Hedging

Hedging

Hedging -How To Win Every Argument Hedging is put around arguments, as it is around fields of crops, to prevent them from being trampled. Hedging in argument means sheltering behind ambiguous meanings so that the sense can be changed later. (‘I said the last thing we wanted in the Middle East was an all-out war, and […]

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Half-concealed qualification

Half-concealed qualification

Half-concealed qualification -How To Win Every Argument In a half-concealed qualification, the words themselves express a limited claim, but the stress and construction is such that the qualifications are glossed over. Although the limits are stated, the audience barely notice them on the way to a discussion about a more general statement. Practically every single case […]

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The genetic fallacy

The genetic fallacy 

The genetic fallacy -How To Win Every Argument The genetic fallacy has nothing to do with Darwin or Mendel, but a great deal to do with not liking where an argument comes from. People give less credence to views which emanate from those they detest, regardless of the actual merit of the views themselves. Every time […]

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