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It isn't a fallacy per se to dismiss an argument because it is a matter of opinion. It is, ironically, a matter of philosophical opinion whether opinions should ever be given any value at all. Positivism would say they should absolutely not: Positivism is the philosophy of science that information derived from logical and mathematical treatments and ...
One term for the fallacy you describe appears to be the subjectivist fallacy. From the Fallacies section of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The subjectivist fallacy occurs when it is mistakenly supposed that a good reason to reject a claim is that truth on the matter is relative to the person or group. The proprietor of Logically Fallacious ...
incomplete question is succinct - somewhat conveys a need for revision - definitely is sufficiently passive (and thus minimizes anger) - possibly (preferably) conveys a sense of limited time - fail (but this one's hard) incomplete not having all the necessary or appropriate parts not full or finished
Pending review - universally recognized and inoffensive cutoff UFN - acronym for until further notice on ice - (fig.) short for suspended temporarily
What about needs improvement or something along those lines. Variants like needs to be improved could be considered too, but the key concept is that the question is not ready yet, but can be changed so it is ready.
I suggest needs fixing Certainly succinct I think it conveys a need for revision I think it's about as passive as it can be within the bounds of the other requirements. It's not accusatory at any rate. I think it conveys a sense of limited time.
How about something like ' (in) redraft(ing) phase' The redraft says that the question needs to be edited/corrected/expanded to be on topic. The phase says that it's a phase that will end at some point (after which the question will be closed). I can't think of any shorter way to denote urgency.
It's true that there's a similarity between Henry's arm and the elm tree's arm. In fact, that similarity is the reason that the elm tree's branch can be called an arm, and that in turn, allows the narrator to use "taking an arm" to compare doing so with Henry and the elm. But the point of the statement is that Henry as a person is as inviting as a tree. ...
An "Oxymoron"... A rhetorical figure, in which an epithet of a quite contrary signification is added to a word; as cruel kindness. ... is virtually a subcategory of "Paradox"... A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion, or seemingly absurd, yet true in fact. ... pertaining to words. "Paradox" has the adjective form of "Paradoxical": ...
Try contradiction in terms or just contradiction. A phrase or expression in which the component words contradict one another, often unintentionally, or are claimed to do so when seen from a particular point of view. "A miniature giant" is a contradiction in terms. Wiktionary
Are you looking for "wooden iron"? From Wikipedia: Wooden iron (Ancient Greek: σιδηροξύλον sideroxylon, German: hölzernes Eisen) is a polemical term often used in philosophical rhetoric to describe the impossibility of an opposing argument. The term is a German proverbial oxymoron, which synthesizes the concept of the "wooden", which is organic, with ...
The Greek term oxymoron contains two adjectives that are a contradiction: oxys sharp/clever and moros stupid. But oxymoron refers to any phrase/word group that contains a contradiction. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymoron
Paradox is literally a seeming contradiction. (wordplays.com) so, if it seems to you like a contradiction ...
No paradox at all. The quote states that "it seemed that we were closing in on a vision of our universe", but that new theories, "eternal inflation and string theory", suggest that the laws of nature "may lead to many different self consistent universes with many different properties." None of this is inconsistent with the idea that the properties of our ...
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