Single Idea 19023

[catalogued under 2. Reason / E. Argument / 1. Argument]

Full Idea

Slippery slope arguments are not intended as demonstrative arguments, but rather as a challenge to show where a boundary is, and to show that the boundary is not arbitrary.

Gist of Idea

Slippery slope arguments are challenges to show where a non-arbitrary boundary lies


Barbara Vetter (Potentiality [2015], 5.3.3)

Book Reference

Vetter,Barbara: 'Potentiality: from Dispositions to Modality' [OUP 2015], p.157

A Reaction

[extracted from details of its context] You could respond by saying that a slippery slope levels off, rather than hitting a wall or plunging to perdition.