Straw man

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A tactic that involves misrepresenting the opponent's position for the sole purpose of knocking it down.
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Logical fallacy in which one person deliberately misrepresents the position of another. The analogy is that the person making the argument is setting up a scarecrow that looks like his opponent, but is easy to knock down and will not put up a fight.
  
 
[[Category: Logical Fallacies]]
 
[[Category: Logical Fallacies]]

Revision as of 20:15, 13 June 2006

Logical fallacy in which one person deliberately misrepresents the position of another. The analogy is that the person making the argument is setting up a scarecrow that looks like his opponent, but is easy to knock down and will not put up a fight.

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