Indignation Is Not Righteous

Gary Longsine, Peter Boghossian

The Twin Fallacies of Appeal to Righteous Indignation and Appeal to Sanctity.

Appeals to righteous indignation or sanctity—which attempt to shield ideas from contemplation, discussion, investigation, or criticism—are common, impede rational discourse, and should be recognized as logical fallacies.

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