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reductio ad absurdum
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
a type of logical argument in which one assumes a claim for the sake of argument, derives an absurd outcome, and therefore concludes that the original assumption must have been wrong
  • He went after it first, using the reductio ad absurdum.
    Part 3 (34% in)

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