The phrase “if I can die for my country, I should be able to buy a beer” employs what type of logic?
This is a statement that was made by a man who has returned home from the Vietnam War.
He says he fought for his country and should be allowed to have a drink with his friends at home.
This type of argument is called reductio ad absurdum or also known as “reductio ad Hitlerum” which means reducing an opponent’s argument to absurdity by taking it to its logical conclusion.
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