Title

Is Flew’s No True Scotsman Fallacy a true fallacy? A contextual analysis

Abstract

In this paper, I discuss ways where context can help to explain why the No True Scotsman ‘Fallacy’ may not always be fallacious. I discuss different focus areas of context from speaker’s meaning, the syntactical position of the inserted term ‘true’, to dialectical contexts involving dialogues about classification and definition.

Keywords

persuasive definition, fallacy, falsification, context, Antony Flew, “The No True Scotsman Fallacy”

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