Strawman Fallacy

Strawman Fallacy – Logically Fallacious

Description: Substituting a person’s actual position or argument with a distorted, exaggerated, or misrepresented version of the position of the argument. Logical Form: Person 1 makes claim Y. Person 2 restates person 1’s claim (in a distorted way). Person 2 attacks the distorted version of the claim.

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Co-authored by Gabriel Weinberg who is the CEO of DuckDuckGo and an advisor to The School of Thought.. You can see a brilliant Medium post he wrote on this subject here.

Fallacy: Straw Man – Nizkor Project

Description of Straw Man. The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person’s actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position.

Straw Man Examples –

A fallacy is an argument or belief based on erroneous reasoning. Straw man is one type of logical fallacy. Straw man occurs when someone argues that a person holds a …

Straw Man Fallacy – Excelsior College OWL

Straw Man Fallacy. A straw man fallacy occurs when someone takes another person’s argument or point, distorts it or exaggerates it in some kind of extreme way, and then attacks the extreme distortion, as if that is really the claim the first person is making.

Logical Fallacies» Straw Man Fallacy

Explanation. A straw man argument is one that misrepresents a position in order to make it appear weaker than it actually is, refutes this misrepresentation of the position, and then concludes that the real position has been refuted.

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