Archive for December 22nd, 2012

Philosophically speaking is this a petitio principii fallacy and is the following sentence a weak analogy?

Question by GRD: Philosophically speaking is this a petitio principii fallacy and is the following sentence a weak analogy?
“A dog barking, is a dog barking, is a dog barking.” (Is this a petitio principii fallacy or is it merely repetition?)
“The obnoxious phenomenon described above is neither difficult to recognize nor subject to esoteric advanced study, such as rocket science.” (Can this be a weak analogy fallacy even though the statement is basically saying “it isn’t comparable?” Why or why not?)

Best answer:

Answer by Harish
Repetition.

petitio principii fallacy looks like this:

X is a Dog
(Why?) Because it is barking

The sound that X produces is barking.
(Why?) Because a Dog’s sound is called “bark”.

Give your answer to this question below!

Nice “guide Dog” photos

Some cool guide dog images:

City Sights Guide Dog puppy raisers

Image by niallkennedy
City Sights Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raisers at AT&T Park during our April outing.

Puppy Kiss, Guide Dogs of the Desert

Image by cobalt123
Puppy Kiss, Guide Dogs of the Desert – Charlie the poodle reaches up for a kiss from his trainer. When he graduates he will be given to a person who is blind and needs a service animal. ACBVI fundraiser, Tempe, Arizona.

Team Guide Dogs Starts the Walk

Image by cobalt123
Seen near the start of the walk around the park, Team Guide Dogs of the Desert starts out with guide puppies in training happy to accompany.

Photos were taken by myself and by Denny. To find his photos, click on his name as a link to one of his dog portraits of a guide puppy in training.