Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Research on the slippery slope

The slippery slope, the thin end of the wedge, the foot in the door, the camel's nose. This argument is used frequently in debate, including rigorous academic debate, despite arguably being an informal logical fallacy. If this argument is to continue to be used (and in all likelihood it will be) it would be useful to have a catalogue of examples to draw from, with mechanisms explained, in order that the use of such an argument can be justified.

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