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Am I wrong to be pissed off about reductionism in rhetoric?

- Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:17:38 EST VhdWon+z No.209054
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Can- can I just through this out here while I'm baked enough to do so.

Am I an asshole for getting legitimately intellectually pissed off when I see some fucking reductionist bullshit either in Political news or otherwise?

I ultimately understand that from a "ethical" standpoint I should let people believe "that which they wish to" but when it's so fucking stupid and either morally or factually too simplistic or out of context or talking cross purposes or using logical fallacies or literally any god dam thing any rational person can think of.

Am I WRONG for getting actually "annoyed" on an intellectual level, not a personal one? I've studied, I'm read, I'm in college, I've suffered the bullshit of academia, I've been in this since BEFORE 2016. So- am- am I wrong to be insulted?
Esther Werryway - Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:50:03 EST ogjfl7YN No.209055 Reply
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No, but keep in mind that the level of emotional intensity you feel at something being wrong is NOT an indication of the relative importance of its wrongness.

Beating your head against a brick wall is very painful, but you wouldn't say that makes it worthwhile.
Albert Pickville - Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:53:53 EST VhdWon+z No.209056 Reply
And I agree. That's totally fair. I often have to remind myself of what you've said about the head banging.

I often wonder if there's an on objective "line" one can reach where you just have to walk away when it comes to the problem.
Phyllis Decklebanks - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:55:13 EST cR5+dCK2 No.209076 Reply

Walking away is the worst you can do from a moral and ethical standpoint. Whatever bullshit somebody shits out there will always be a grain of truth in it which you can latch onto so that you do not simply go against what they say. There is a lot more to ppl speaking than what they explicitly say
Phyllis Decklebanks - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:56:24 EST cR5+dCK2 No.209077 Reply
if you are so well read you should know by now ppl and the world around them
Samuel Pisslebudge - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:29:39 EST hbTtukSa No.209088 Reply

Were you ever gonna explain what's wrong with "reductionism" ??
Henry Blorringway - Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:09:57 EST KdSY7mf7 No.209103 Reply
OP means 'sophistry' when he says 'reductionism.' He does explain what's wrong with sophists, which everyone should already know.
Jack Nattingsutch - Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:41:38 EST VhdWon+z No.209105 Reply
I did.

Ish. Sophistry- as I understand it, implies that the argument is plausible. I have no issues with arguments that can be described as "incomplete" what I do, more specifically, have issues with are arguments which begin with an overly simplistic understanding of the subject matter (read: literally anything) and then proceed through the argument.
Phoebe Turveyhall - Sat, 28 Apr 2018 11:15:09 EST SGCbMw+u No.209146 Reply
OP, the less info and the less complexity used to argue something, the less logical it is. Reductionism always leads to greater illogic, always. Ever heard of Occam’s Razor? It’s ugly and everyone abuses it to win arguments.

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