Thursday, August 09, 2018

Motte and Bailey

BsKing has put me on to a description of the Motte and Bailey Fallacy.  I have seen this many times, and it is infuriating to deal with.  We Christians use it on each other altogether too often. This suggest to me that it is not always a deception, but rather a sign of an emotional or experiential belief rather than a logical one.

Eyes surgery a success thus far.  Blurry, no discomfort.


Korora said...

Seems to be related to all the political slogans that are objectively true at face value but laced with counterfactual cultural implications. (Do I really need to list examples?)

james said...

Good to hear. I gather you have the font size kicked up high. Take it easy--eyes are hard to replace.