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logic is the art of noncontradictory identification

   --  Ayn Rand

Epistemology- which studies mans means of knowledge and makes all other sciences possible

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy

Understanding Venn diagrams

Common arguments to dispel

You are against public provision of service X
Therefore you are against X
 Run By  Public  Private
 Provision of Service or good X For good X Against good X

This makes just as much sense as saying
You are against public provision of service X
Therefore you are against X

Four ways of gaining knowledge

But It's Illegal
Saying something is illegal, is not an argument it's an appeal to authority.
Laws are arbitrary dictates to control population not universal standards or morality.

If a given idea contradicts a primary, the idea is false.

Context dropping is one of the chief psychological tools of evasion. 

An anti concept is an artificial, unnecessary and rationally unusable term designed to replace and obliterate some legitimate concept.


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Logic is the art of non-contradictory identification Mysticism is the acceptance of allegations without evidence or proof, either apart from or against the evidence of ones senses and ones reason. Mysticism is the claim to some non sensory, non rational, non definable, non identifiable means of knowledge, such as "instinct", "intuition", "revelation", or any form of "just knowing". 

   --  Ayn Rand


Open University - Emergence of Greek Mathematics



Conative bias

Persuasion
Psychologist Robert Cialdini, one of the leading experts on persuasion, argues that six principles govern most persuasive relationships: reciprocity (I rub your back, you rub mine), consistency (I believe the same thing today as I did yesterday), social validation (doing this will make me belong), friendship or liking (exactly what it sounds like), scarcity (quick! there isn’t much to go around), and authority (you seem like you know what you’re talking about).

Overton WIndow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window

http://www.cityam.com/223234/three-ways-win-arguments-colleagues
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