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Simple Truth Table – XOR

Simple Truth Table – XOR

October 18, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for the exclusive or: either or and not both, or 'X-Or'. The symbol, as can be shown easily, is truth-functionally equivalent to the negation of the triple bar.

Simple Truth Table – Peirce Stroke
Simple Truth Table – Sheffer Stroke

Simple Truth Table – Sheffer Stroke

October 18, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for the Sheffer stroke, or 'Not-And'.

Truth Table for Dilemma

Truth Table for Dilemma

October 18, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for proving the validity of the Dilemma.

Truth Tables for Fallacious Disjunctive Syllogism

Truth Tables for Fallacious Disjunctive Syllogism

September 5, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for proving the invalidity of the two different fallacious forms of argumentation that look a lot like Disjunctive Syllogism.

Truth Tables for Disjunctive Syllogism

Truth Tables for Disjunctive Syllogism

September 5, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for proving the validity of the two different forms of Disjunctive Syllogism:

Truth Table for Hypothetical Syllogism

Truth Table for Hypothetical Syllogism

September 5, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for proving the validity of Hypothetical Syllogism

Simple Truth Table – Biconditional

Simple Truth Table – Biconditional

August 31, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for conjunction. Click ‘start’, then click on the atomic components ‘P’ and ‘Q’ on the left to drag their truth-values to the ‘P’ and ‘Q’ in the proposition ‘P iff Q.’ You’ll then be …

Simple Truth Table – Conditional

Simple Truth Table – Conditional

August 31, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for conjunction. Click ‘start’, then click on the atomic components ‘P’ and ‘Q’ on the left to drag their truth-values to the ‘P’ and ‘Q’ in the proposition ‘if P then Q.’ You’ll then …

Simple Truth Table – Disjunction

Simple Truth Table – Disjunction

August 31, 2011 No Comments

A simple interactive truth table for conjunction. Click ‘start’, then click on the atomic components ‘P’ and ‘Q’ on the left to drag their truth-values to the ‘P’ and ‘Q’ in the proposition ‘P v Q.’ You’ll then be …

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Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...

Loaded Question

Loaded question: A question with an unacceptable pre-supposition. (Why do you hate America so much? – Stephen Colbert)

Fallacies of Relevance

Fallacies of Relevance: Bringing up irrelevant considerations in an effort to distract listener from the merits of the actual...

Guilt By Association

Guilt by Association: You are just the same as X, and X is terrible. Therefore, you’re terrible (the conclusion...

Genetic Fallacy

Genetic fallacy: Saying that some idea’s history or origin (genesis) means it is true/false.

Equivocation

Equivocation: when an argument relies on an ambiguous word (a word with more than one possible meaning), shifting in...

Enthymeme

Enthymeme: general term for an argument with a gap (missing premise)

Confusing Correlation With Causation

Confusing Correlation With Causation: (Buying gas is correlated with owning a car. Clearly, buying gas causes car ownership.)

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias: seeing what you believe; interpreting observations/data to match a conclusion you already have in mind.

Undermining Biography

Undermining Biography: sewing seeds of doubt due to questionable background. Also known as ‘swiftboating’.