Sabotage Bureau
two paragraphs from chapter on anticipated objections

two paragraphs from chapter on anticipated objections

Taking language across the divide, from a natural, organic system that functions, however inexplicably, at worlds, to a formal logical...

Climate Change Denial and the Pro-Slavery Lobby: A Rhetorical Comparison

Climate Change Denial and the Pro-Slavery Lobby: A Rhetorical Comparison

In retrospect, 205 years after the abolition of slavery, the position of reactionary Pro-Slavery forces appears not only appalling and...

Inauthentic Representations of the Public Mind

Inauthentic Representations of the Public Mind

 On ABC Radio National’s new Drive programme on Friday the authenticity of research came under discussion between host Julian Morrow...

Rules of Argument VI: The Logic of the Affair (part I)

Rules of Argument VI: The Logic of the Affair (part I)

Argument:  My love is not having and has not had an affair. How can we prove a partner has not...

Othello as Analogy for Argument

Othello as Analogy for Argument

Rules for Argument V – Types of Premise

Rules for Argument V – Types of Premise

  “It is the mark of an educated person  to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” –...

Rules of Argument IV – Tactics

Rules of Argument IV – Tactics

Tactics for Argument “The question is which is to be master, that’s all.” – Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking...

Rules for Argument III – Terms

Rules for Argument III – Terms

Argument: A discussion on a point, topic or theme following the structure Premise + premise -> conclusion Conclusion: A statement...

Myth in the Origin of Democracy

Myth in the Origin of Democracy

The central, binding myth for the modern Western state is that of Democracy, celebrated in the festival and performance of...

Rules for Analysis of Argument

Rules for Analysis of Argument

Method for analysis of argument (difference between constructing an argument and analysing one is that in the second case both...