The Basic Slippery Slope Argument
Informal Logic, Vol. 35, No. 3 (2015), pp. 273-311
39 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2015 Last revised: 22 Dec 2015
Date Written: September 2, 2015
Although studies have yielded a detailed taxonomy of types of slippery slope arguments, they have failed to identify a basic argumentation scheme that applies to all. Therefore, there is no way of telling whether a given argument is a slippery slope argument or not. This paper solves the problem by providing a basic argumentation scheme.
Keywords: argumentation schemes, fallacies, genetics, argumentation, eugenics
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