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Slippery Slope arguments are useful

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Started: 9/8/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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In logic and critical thinking, a slippery slope is a logical device, but it is usually known under its fallacious form, in which a person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any rational argument or demonstrable mechanism for the inevitability of the event in question. It is irrational, yet very effective.


I agree with what Con said and it all supports the resolution.

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Debate Round No. 1


I don't really see how slippery slope arguments have anything to do with reality. When women demanded rights men said 'what is next?' Do we give animals the right to vote?. How is that rational.


Con has yet to rebut anything they said in Round 1, all of which I assert as true and am meeting my burden of proof by doing so.

Con's point in Round 2 is that men said 'what is next?' but he provides no evidence of them ever saying this because it's a lie and didn't happen.

Animals do not have the right to vote, this however has nothing to do with the resolution whatsoever.
Debate Round No. 2


Here is the proof:

Their reason for not wanting women's rights was 'BECAUSE it is unwise to risk the good we already have for the evil which may occur.'

That is a slippery slope argument used against women's rights.


It is also one singular example of slippery slope not being valid but still being useful as a debate tool which is, after all, sufficient enough to support the resolution.

I thank thee for this easy won, good fellow!

Here's a link for evidence of slippery slope being a valid argumentation in ethics:
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
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2 points to Con (Sources). Reasons for voting decision: Pro had better sources

[*Reason for removal*] This vote contains no actual reasoning. The voter must explain why they felt Con had better sources, and not merely assert that it is true.
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't really think any sort of an argument took place. They both just provided links as their proof so the only thing I could judge this debate on was the reliability of the sources and since Tough's source provided more information and was more reliable Tough wins the sources points. Con used a newspaper as evidence which is often bias. The BBC provides a balanced argument and is therefore considered to be more reliable.