Another classic

I was clearing out some papers in my office today and came across this classic article on proof techniques called “The Uses of Fallacy” which always gives me a laugh whenever I read it. It is especially relaxing reading after a few hours of grading student assignments which inevitably make heavy use of “Proof by Misdirection”, and should really be compulsory reading for beginning students of logic.

There are innumerable variants of this that have appeared in many places, but this is possibly the original?

(This PDF was sent to me by Marston Conder a few years ago.)


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