You Don’t Believe You!

Source: Bet On It
by Bryan Caplan

“‘Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!’ Accusing your opponents of hypocrisy is one of the most effective rhetorical tactics known to man. But does the fact that your opponents are hypocrites provide substantive evidence against the correctness of their views? Or is the highlighting of hypocrisy merely another sleazy variant of the ad hominem fallacy? The cop-out answer is: It depends. But I refuse to cop out. I submit for your approval the following typology of hypocrisy to light our way.” (06/26/24)