Let’s continue with the last set of 10 “informal fallacies of relevance” are listed by Pixie on p. 181 in How to Win Every Argument. Once again, in alphabetical order:

One-sided assessment

Refuting the example

Shifting ground

Shifting the burden of proof

Special pleading

Straw man

The exception that proves the rule

Trivial objections

Unaccepted enthymemes

Unobtainable perfection (181)

Explain one of these fallacies. Try to illustrate the problem with an example from either Wilson or one of the other featured writers for this week.

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