What is a strawmam?

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What is a strawmam?

Post by Manopubbangama » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:20 am

If someone says 99.9% of Buddhism is primitive and false and you ask for clarification, is this a straman? :strawman: :strawman: :strawman: :strawman:

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Re: What is a strawmam?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:24 am

Greetings,

If that is what is actually said, then it can be quoted.

If it is not what is said, then it risks being a misrepresentation. That misrepresentation, foisted upon another, is a strawman argument.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: What is a strawmam?

Post by Manopubbangama » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:25 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:24 am
Greetings,

If that is what is actually said, then it can be quoted.

If it is not what is said, then it risks being a misrepresentation. That misrepresentation, foisted upon another, is a strawman argument.

Metta,
Paul. :)
If the owner if the view wants to claim it he can.


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