Logical Fallacies: Flaws in Reason (Your Argument is Invalid)

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A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning.  It’s a hole in logic.  They’re used all the time in conversation when we try to argue a point.  In the attempt to persuade someone it’s easy to slip in a logical fallacy here and there.  We’ve all unknowingly used them. But that’s ok since we were never taught them in school. Logical fallacies usually go unnoticed, since most people don’t have knowledge of them.  The person using them often undeservingly wins the argument.  Unless, of course, you’re there to point out that their argument is invalid. Their use is particularly pervasive in the arena of media and…

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The Seven Liberal Arts

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The seven liberal arts are the disciplines of study that the Pythagoreans taught in their mystery schools.  They’re the subjects or skills, that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person to cultivate to gain a solid foundation of their physical reality. (Latin: liberalis, “worthy of a free person”) The Trivium is made up of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.  But not exactly in the sense of the words.  Grammar is information we gather, the “Who, What, When, and Where”.  Logic is the processing of that data and attempt to make sense of it.  It’s our reason and understanding.  Logic answers”Why”.  Rhetoric is…

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