Counterfeit Reasons

Sutras & Stuff: A Philosophy Podcast

15-12-2020 • 12 mins

When is a reason not a reason? According to Nyaya philosophers, when it's all smoke and no fire. In this episode we'll talk about how reasoning can go wrong when people use "counterfeit reasons," which don't actually support their claims.

Music:

Brittle Rille by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3460-brittle-rille

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

Matthew Dasti and Stephen Phillips, The Nyaya-sutra: Selections with Early Commentaries, Hackett Publishing, 2017. https://www.hackettpublishing.com/new-forthcoming/the-nyaya-sutra

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lu5_5Od7WY

Ruptly, "USA: "Democrats had this election rigged right from the beginning" Dec 2, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI7tRZ28dvg

CBS Evening News, "Trump continues to deny election results despite legal losses" Dec 7, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dvLEScIKkg

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