The Genetic Fallacy

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Genetic Fallacy is used by those short cutting their way to triumph in debate or – more often these days – defending the indefensible. How does this fallacy work? Regardless of the merits of a proposal or argument, the proposal or argument gets shot down because of whence it heralds. In the eyes of the user of the fallacy, it is … Continue reading The Genetic Fallacy