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The Logical Structure of Manipulation
The Logical Structure of Manipulation

Author(s): Paula Pompilia Tomi
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Communication studies, Theory of Communication
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: Manipulation; logical fallacies; formal fallacies; informal fallacies; morally neutral
Summary/Abstract: We are all facing manipulation. Sometimes we manipulate and other times we are manipulated. This phenomenon is strongly linked with logical fallacies. The connection is so strong that it seems that the use of fallacious arguments is enough to lead to an action that is morally blameworthy. I am going to provide some arguments in order to support the idea that logical fallacies are not linked with morality if they are out of a context. To be more specific, they cannot be evaluated from a moral point of view outside a specific context, they are not morally bad or good in themselves.

  • Page Range: 35-45
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English