by Massimo Pigliucci This is my third essay on what has become an informal series on socially relevant false dichotomies (the first one was on “trigger warnings” , the second one on Islamophobia ). On this occasion I’m going to focus again on nature-nurture , perhaps the motherlode of false dichotomies (as well as my area of … Continue reading The false dichotomy of nature-nurture, with notes on feminism, transgenderism, and the construction of races
The false dichotomy of Islamophobia
by Massimo Pigliucci A false dichotomy is a basic type of informal logical fallacy, consisting in framing an issue as if there were only two choices available, while in fact a range of nuanced positions may be on offer upon more careful reflection. While I have argued together with my colleagues Maarten Boudry and Fabio … Continue reading The false dichotomy of Islamophobia
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