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Really, today's LGBT activists, along with their sycophantic allies (like the frightened little toadies at Reuters) signify the embodiment of reductio ad absurdum. When one objectively contemplates the logical conclusion of each of their "progressive" propositions, one is left contemplating the absurd.
Therefore Mises must have made a mistaken reductio ad absurdum. (4) What would be, then, the right way of negating the time preference principle?
You don't have a "proof; you have a reductio ad absurdum.
However, since Block did not construct a deductive counterargument against the claim that the principle of proportionality is built into the NAP, but instead resorted to an intuitive argument based on a thought experiment, I feel justified in replying with an equally intuition-based reductio ad absurdum. Let us not in any way alter Thomson's original scenario except for one detail: now X can survive by staying attached to Y for just one minute.
Britain, even more than Germany, has been in the vanguard of this austerity movement, as Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne demonstrated again in this week's budget statement: "Confronted with tough economic conditions, some say we should abandon our deficit plans, and try to borrow more -- they think that by borrowing more, they can borrow less." For Osborne, this reductio ad absurdum seemed so conclusive that there was no need to justify his controversial economic beliefs.
The reductio ad absurdum of Monaghan's apologists is the case of neoconservative Catholic Michael Novak, who has written in typically saccharine prose of the Founder's divine mission, then accepted a "Distinguished" professorship at the university.
The office lingo for plugging into it is "going to the disability." It is a reductio ad absurdum of the instrumentalization of sexuality, one that was often implied anyway in modernity's pneumatic, mechanical model of human libido--that thing of impulses, blockages, and outlets.
And, if so, why not, reductio ad absurdum, begin monthly mammograms at age 15?
In the end, his is a variation on the poetics of the fragment, in which a reductio ad absurdum only demonstrates the futility of any attempt to construct the "grand narratives" of modernity.
This conclusion was purely a reductio ad absurdum (3), (4) on our part.