[lit-ideas] Geary, Ad Baculum

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:08:34 EDT

In a message dated 6/25/2009 2:36:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx writes:
In 1600, you could 
win an argument by  showing your point supported in 
Aristotle; by 1700, you had to prove your  point. Argument 
from authority had waned.


Not at the  Memphis Metaphysical Ministry. Geary calls it 'to the stick', 
ad baculum.

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