Sunday, May 28, 2006

Cliche Thinking

In my free time I've been listening to Dr. Peikoff's logic course, in which he identifies "cliche thinking" as one of many fallacies. This video by George Carlin struck me as an excellent, and entertaining, example of how entirely vacuous such thinking truly is.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But is Carlin really saying anything? He is taking a bunch of concepts which are appropriate in certain contexts and making them into a word sallad. It seems nihilistic to me.

D. Eastbrook

8:37 PM  
Blogger Amit Ghate said...

Hi D.

I agree completely with your comment. In fact, after I made the post (but was no longer at my computer) I realized I should edit it to say simply that the video is a good example of how cliches are empty. Carlin obviously isn't advancing any argument, so there is no fallacy involved in the video itself.

10:20 AM  

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