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Ad Absurdum

Ad Absurdum is a type of argumentation that involves taking an argument to its logical extreme in order to show its absurdity. This technique is often used to expose the flaws in an argument or to demonstrate the absurdity of a particular position. The goal of Ad Absurdum is to show that a particular argument or position is not reasonable or logical when taken to its extreme conclusion. Ad Absurdum is a powerful tool in argumentation because it forces the person making the argument to consider the full implications of their position. By taking an argument to its logical extreme, the weaknesses and inconsistencies in the argument become more apparent. This can be especially effective when dealing with complex or abstract concepts that may be difficult to understand or explain. One of the key aspects of Ad Absurdum is that it is not a fallacy in and of itself. Rather, it is a technique that can be used to expose fallacies in other arguments. Ad Absurdum is a form of reductio ad absurdum, which is a type of argument that involves demonstrating the absurdity of a position by taking it to its logical extreme. In conclusion, Ad Absurdum is a powerful tool in argumentation that involves taking an argument to its logical extreme in order to show its absurdity. This technique is often used to expose flaws in an argument or to demonstrate the absurdity of a particular position. Ad Absurdum is not a fallacy in and of itself, but rather a technique that can be used to expose fallacies in other arguments.

argumentation, logical extreme, flaws, inconsistencies, reductio ad absurdum

Richard Martinez

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Ad Absurdum is a type of logical fallacy. It is when someone takes an argument or idea to a ridiculous extreme. For example, if someone said that we should never have candy because it's not healthy, someone using Ad Absurdum would argue that we should never eat anything because it's not healthy. This is an extreme example that is obviously not true. Ad Absurdum is when someone takes an idea too far, and it is usually used to make a point or to prove someone wrong.

Logic, Argument, Reasoning.

Thomas Lee

CITATION : "Thomas Lee. 'Ad Absurdum.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=214478 (Accessed on April 15, 2024)"


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