Discussion article for the meetup : Urbana-Champaign: Fallacy Categorization
For types of arguments commonly called fallacies, Why can using this kind of argument mislead you? When can a similar argument be a good one? Is this argument flat-out nonsense, or is it weak Bayesian evidence? (http://lesswrong.com/lw/aq2/fallacies_as_weak_bayesian_evidence/) Why do people make this argument? Does it have roots in cognitive biases? In useful heuristics? If this is a fallacy in moral arguments, can it be a good argument to humans with not-too-uncommon moral preferences?
We'll be running through this list, or a similar one: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Logical_fallacy
Coordinates are: 40.109545,-88.227318 Meetup will be held in the the Courtyard Cafe in the Illini Union, on the ground floor.
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