what does this mean “As thinkers , we make mistakes and sometimes others try to trick us with bad arguments”?
- Man AbrierLv 59 months agoFavourite answer
We make fallacies, and other people also make fallacies.
- busterwasmycatLv 79 months ago
I think there are two separate thoughts there. (even) as thinkers, we make mistakes. and people try to trick with bad arguments (not trick only thinkers, of course). Everyone makes mistakes, not solely thinkers, so the point is not really well stated. And there are people who use poor arguments, sometimes on purpose in an effort to confuse or "trick", but more commonly simply because they fail to see that the argument is faulty.
What the person is trying to say is not obvious to me, but the idea is probably that (even) thinkers can end up with faulty conclusions. Thinkers are not immune to the same things that affect everyone.
- JOHNLv 79 months ago
It means that we are all vulnerable to the wiles of unscrupulous people who are good at spotting our hang-ups and inner weaknesses, and are only too ready to chop logic and deploy all the armoury of the arts of persuasion to get us to do as they wish.
- 9 months ago
It means that peoples arguments can persuade us to believe differently to our own thoughts and opinions, especially if we only hear one sided arguments more often than not.