Any Philosophy Majors in the House?
A real question for those familiar with rhetorical theory and the use of logical fallacies (formal and informal) as a rhetorical tactic.
My presumption is that most of us use logical fallacies fairly regularly. But our use is not a tactical decision or intentional. It actually represents faulty logic or intellectual laziness.
But, have there been studies done on whether there's a threshold someone can cross where the persistent use of logical fallacies indicates an intentional rhetorical tactic?