[extropy-chat] Appeal to Authority

gts gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 17 17:24:41 UTC 2006

On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 02:46:36 -0500, Ian Goddard <iamgoddard at yahoo.com>  

>  And I have it on good authority that appeal to
> authority is not a fallacy. ;)... Copi & Cohen do list
> "Appeal to Inappropriate Authority" as a fallacy, and
> then discuss how to chose appropriate authorities.

Hmm, my guess here is that on must commit a fallacy to avoid one. How does  
a non-authority distinguish appropriate authorities from inappropriate  
authorities without an appeal to some other authority?


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