Slippery Slope

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Joseph Wu (University of Cambridge) introduces you to the slippery slope argument. This argument is that when one event occurs, other related events will follow, and this slippery slope will eventually lead to undesirable consequences. Wu walks us through this rhetorical strategy and shows us how to avoid committing a fallacy.

PhD candidate in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science 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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