164: Logic Saves Lives Part 4 – The Appeal to Force Precludes Reason


Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are.

Metaphysical Laws

Topic: Activists Derrick J. Freeman and Michele Seven join us to discuss civil disobedience and the new documentary film, Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree. We use their stories to examine a quasi-logical fallacy called argumentum ad bacculum (appeal to force). This fallacy is the #1 tool of people calling themselves government.

"Of all the fallacies, the Ad Baculum fallacy may be the most difficult to reconcile with some form of legitimate reasoning. The Ad Baculum fallacy does not so much imitate good reasoning as announce that every effort at reasoning has come to an end. Now violence will be used instead. Persuasion is not the point, only compliance."
-Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole, L'Art de Penser (The Art of Thinking), 1662

This is an edited version the 9-13-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. To watch the full, unedited video show, click here.

Co-Hosts: Osborne

Bumper Music:
"Home" Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
"How Come" Ray Lamontagne

Look Closer:
Appeal to Force (Ad Baculum)

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