Wednesday, January 30, 2008

“The Art of the Abusive”

Sean Gerety has written an excellent essay titled “The Art of the Abusive” to respond to Douglas Wilson’s abusive ad homs against Dr. Nick Gier, his former professor of philosophy at the University of Idaho. I have noted before that Dr. Gier is a kind man who has suffered horrible ridicule and abuse at the hands of Doug’s Thugs, which I am sure makes the Fearless Leader proud of his profession.

Read Sean’s essay; it’s a well-written piece that dissects Wilson’s favorite argument — the informal fallacy of the abusive ad hominem.

Thank you.