Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feminism is a Spherical Argument

A circular argument is a style of fallacious logic which assumes the truth of its conclusion beforehand in order to establish the truth of that conclusion. Which is to say, it is self-validating. A circular argument is easy to refute.

A spherical argument is an ecology of interwoven circular arguments that cross-reference and cross-validate each other with no reference to anything outside the conceptual space their activity generates. A spherical argument is vastly more complicated than a circular argument, which makes it vastly more difficult to refute.

A system of cultural logic may be considered a spherical argument, and a spherical argument may be considered a paradigm. So at the heart of a culture, a cultural paradigm is embedded. And to refute a cultural paradigm is as difficult as to refute any other spherical argument, if not more so.

Feminism is a spherical argument which has obtained the status of a cultural paradigm. That is what makes it so formidable.



Blogger Richard said...

And here all along, I thought it was banana-shaped.

Thanks for straightening me out.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, possession of and control over a certain banana-shaped anatomical object is a basic goal of feminism. And for that, they employ circular logic.

There could be a lot of material for Freud's students in THAT scenario!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I understand by 'spherical arguments' seems also to be inherently dependent on the so-called Hegelian Dialectic for its use. Under traditional forms of argument like the Greeks founded, truth would have to be a criterion before the argument even reached this stage.

This one reason why I think feminists were so eager to purge 'dead white males' like Plato from academia. There's also never any courses in critical thinking, (logic/rhetoric) taught in high schools any more and never as required courses in colleges.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm.. the dead white males that I've specifically noticed the feminists attempting to slander are Poe (he's a misogynist because sometimes women are the victim in his stories or something like that), Beethoven (the ninth symphony is a musical description of a rape scene, really, they say that) and I think I've seen or heard remarks trying to discredit Einstein. There must be many more though. These feminists are heavy into equality, so I'm sure any more examples would be equally ridiculous.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

@Anon - discredit Einstein how?

I have read many criticisms of his theories.

Science is fluid. It changes from century to century.

It is a constant on-going investigation to the laws of nature and physics.

People who say, "scientific fact" make me laugh.

There are no facts in science, only theories.

And theories can be disproven, or "modified" to be "more correct".

I hope that is not the criticism you are referring to...

That kind of criticism is good IMO.

9:58 AM  

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