Ancient Insight on the Abortion Debate

And a Heaping Helping of Wisdom

Ancient Greek logicians identified many flaws in how people commonly reasoned. One flaw often discussed in ancient logic was the “sorites paradox,” also known as the “paradox of the heap.” An example makes the idea clear. Everyone knows what a heap of sand is. If a grain of sand is removed, is there still a heap of sand? What if more grains of sand are removed…

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Douglas C. Bates

Douglas C. Bates

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Ancient Greek philosophy as self-help. Author of “Pyrrho’s Way: The Ancient Greek Version of Buddhism.”