In this Wireless Philosophy video, Joseph Wu (University of Cambridge) introduces you to the straw man fallacy.  This fallacy is committed whenever someone misrepresents an opponent’s claim in arguing against it.

PhD candidate in the Department at University of Cambridge

Hi, I’m Joseph. I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. I work on issues in public health ethics and philosophy of medicine.

Before this, I studied at Duke University, from which I graduated with a philosophy major and minors in biology and chemistry.

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