The Uses of Slippery Slope Argument
11 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2015
Date Written: May 13, 2014
In this paper, I shall intend to show that the Sorites argument lies at the core of the Slippery Slope Argument and, for this reason, I shall deal with the logical validity of this argument. Once established its logical validity, I shall try to argue that the second premise of the Sorites argument -- the premise in accordance with if an individual i has the property P by having n unities of something, then another individual i' which has n-1 unities is also P -- in this kind of argument is always false; finally I shall draw some conclusions as to the way to stop the Slippery Slope.
Keywords: Slippery Slope Argument, Sorites Argument, Logic of Vagueness, Legal Argumentation
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